In French with English subtitles.
(movie trailer in French)
- Audience Prize, Paris Ciné 2013
- Best Actor (Vincent Macaigne), Mar del Plata Film Festival 2013.
- Prix de la Critique, Festival du Film Francoiphone de Tubingen - Stuttgart
"Age of Panic" mixes documentary-style drama with scenes of Mumblecore-esque comedy in ways that are often compelling. Jordan Mintzer - Hollywood Reporter
"Age Of Panic" marks the debut of a director to follow. Christophe Brangé - Abus de Ciné
By delving into the heart of the reality of a great national event and a story revolving around two separated parents fighting over the custody of their children, Justine Triet builds an ambitious and hybrid work, quite fascinating because of its fiery modernity, which contrasts sharply with the wisdom (or conformity) of the great majority of French productions. Fabien Lemercier - Cineuropa
Director: Justine Triet
Screenplay: Justine Triet
International Sales: Ecce Films
Not Rated (Adult situations)
Laetitia Dosch: Laetitia
Vincent Macaigne: Vincent
Arthur Harari: Arthur
Virgil Vernier: Virgil
Marc-Antoine Vaugeois: Marc
Sunday, May 6, 2012. On the day of the French Presidential Election, Laetitia (Laetitia Dosch), a TV journalist, leaves her two toddlers with a new, inexperienced babysitter (Marc-Antoine Vaugeois) with instructions to prevent any visitation from their deadbeat dad, Vincent (a standout performance by comedy darling Vincent Macaigne - Les Lézards, SFFF 2013). But just as Laetitia goes live from François Hollande’s mobbed campaign offices, she learns Vincent has already wheedled his way into her apartment. The situation escalates when Vincent stages their custody fight at the very moment Sarkozy supporters show up to confront the pro-Hollande crowd.
By shooting scenes live at the Socialist Party headquarters on the actual day of the elections, filmmaker Justine Triet has subtly interwoven personal and public events, elevating a simple story of marital drama to a symbol of a divided, disillusioned generation. Justine Triet made the bold choice of letting her actors improvise in a real situation as it unfolded in the streets of Paris. Using multiple cameras, and aided by the experience of shooting a documentary, Solférino (2009), in that same location, her gamble was rewarded with a picture recognized for its outstanding success in mixing the fictional with the factual.
A graduate of the French School of Fine Arts, first-time feature writer/director Justine Triet is part of a group of directors championed by Cahiers du cinéma as the representatives of a New-New Wave of French filmmakers.
Shown with La Gagne by Patrice Deboosere.
Q&A with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob follows both screenings.
Saturday, June 21 - 1:30pm & Sunday, June 22 - 8:15pm