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Crustacés et coquillages
- 90 min.
- Year of Production:
- Valéria Bruni-Tedeschi
- Production Company:
- Agat Films
- Berlinale Section:
- Berlinale Category:
- Feature Film
It’s summer and, for the first time, Marc and his wife Beatrix are spending the holidays with their children in the same house on the Mediterranean where Marc used to spend his own summer break as a teenager. Although the mistral is up and the sea is still rather cool, the summer’s heat slowly begins to kindle the senses – as well as all kinds of desires. The couple’s daughter Laura can’t wait for her boyfriend to arrive and whisk her away on his motorbike from the confines of the family. Laura’s brother Charly is waiting for Martin, who is in love with Charly. But Charly isn’t gay. Sensing the tension between the two boys, Beatrix starts to believe her son could be gay. Not thinking anything of her suspicion, she mentions it to Marc, for whom it is something of a blow. Things are further complicated by the arrival of Beatrix’ lover, Matthieu, who wants her to leave her husband for good. And so the summer holidays actually turn out to be rather exciting: the love life of all the various members of the family causes plenty of toing and froing during the night, not to mention the slamming of doors. “MARISCOS BEACH is a sort of modern fairytale ending in a number of ‘marriages’ and a song. Yet it is also a tale in which there are no ‘bad guys’ except the rules that say ‘no’ and the taboos and repression that each of us carry inside, preventing the expression of our most natural impulses.” (Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau)
BIOGRAFIE Olivier Ducastel
Olivier Ducastel Born in Lyon, France in 1962, he studied film and theatre at the University of Paris III. He was made head of the directing department at La Fémis in 2013.
FILMOGRAFIE Olivier Ducastel (selection)
2019 Haut perchés 2016 Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau 2010 L'arbre et la forêt 2008 Nés en 68 2004 Crustacés et coquillages 2002 Ma vraie vie à Rouen 1999 Drôle de Félix 1998 Jeanne et le garçon formidable
BIOGRAFIE Jacques Martineau
Born in Montpellier, France in 1963, he studied literature and,
in 1994, completed a PhD on Honoré de Balzac. He has been collaborating with Olivier Ducastel since 1995 and they won a Teddy Award in 2000 for DROLE DE FELIX (FUNNY FELIX). Most recently, their film L’ARBRE ET LA FORÊT (FAMILY TREE) screened in the Berlinale Panorama in 2010.
FILMOGRAFIE Jacques Martineau (selection)
2019 Haut perchés 2016 Théo et Hugo dans le même bateau 2010 L'arbre et la forêt 2009 Rückenwind 2008 Nés en 68 2004 Crustacés et coquillages 2002 Ma vraie vie à Rouen 1999 Drôle de Félix 1998 Jeanne et le garçon formidable