Experiencing Interruptions?

PLAY FOR LIFE

At the day centre where they come to get warm and wash, a group of homeless people meets every Tuesday at Ombeline’s theatre workshop. Play for life is the story of their unexpected encounters with “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Pinocchio”. An extraordinary adventure in which they cast off their suffering, improvise, laugh and at times contribute their own richly emotive texts. It tells how each of them develops, step by small step, over a year of workshops. How they discover the way to find their own voice, to recover their self-confidence, and escape the indignity of life on the streets.

  • Marie Frapin
    Director
  • Tamara Setton
    Producer
  • Catherine Lopez
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    CYRANO ET LA PETITE VALISE
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 33 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    DIGITAL
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • C TON FILM PRODUCTIONS
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Marie Frapin

After graduating with a masters and PhD in Audiovisual Arts, university of Paris XIII, Marie Frapin became a picture research assistant at the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Her intention to become a documentarist lead her to start as an assistant director on French public national television channel France 2, and continued as a director for French public national broadcast, France Televisions. Currently, she is both a documentary film Writer-Director for France 5, France 2, Arte and also directs documentary series on Art, Architecture and Education. For a few years now, she has been focusing on a more personal approach to documentary, with films shot over an extended period of time, such as “Play for life”.

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