Synopsis

In La Ciotat, the South of France, Antoine (Matthieu Lucci) attends a summer writing workshop in which a few young people have been selected to write a crime thriller with the help of famous novelist Olivia (Marina Foïs). The creative process recalls the town's industrial past, a form of nostalgia to which Antoine feels indifferent. More concerned with the fears of the modern world, the young man soon clashes with the group and Olivia who seems at the same time alarmed and captivated by Antoine's violence.

Director

Laurent Cantet

Details

Original title: L’Atelier

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DIRECTOR: Laurent Cantet

DURATION: 114 Mins

COUNTRIES: France

LANGUAGES: French

Reviews


  • “A film which demonstrates that debate, the exchange of ideas, can be as thrilling as any ramped up action flick”

    Wendy Ide, The Guardian


  • “Excitingly topical... An enthralling return to form for writer-director Laurent Cantet”

    Guy Lodge, Variety


  • “A stunningly authentic portrait of French youth today; their class, racial and occupational concerns”

    Dan Fainaru, Screen Daily


  • “Sharp performances”

    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter


  • “Profoundly vital”

    Jordan Ruimy, The Film Stage


  • “An acute, complex character study of an angry young man... A sophisticated joy”

    Joseph Owen, The Upcoming

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