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Des jeunes filles disparaissent

Young Girls Vanish

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A historical mystery approached in a postmodern fashion: Between 1652 and 1657, 58 girls were devoured by a wolf in French Essonne. Four centuries later, young women are once again disappearing in the same region. Director Clément Pinteaux sets out in search of clues. Crosses on a map indicate the locations where the girls were attacked and found so long ago. Landscapes in fog and rain. A young woman talks about the woman who went missing – a woman who is similar to her and yet different and whose work she continues today. Pinteaux observes the girls in their surroundings, together, on the job. Who will be next? Will there be a next time? Situated between staged and documentary material, the film encounters the girls on an equal footing – tracing moments of potential threat. In the end, Henry Purcell’s funeral march plays in the background, composed on the occasion of the death of England’s Maria II.: ‘He cometh up, and is cut down like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and ne'er continueth in one stay.’
Maike Mia Höhne

by
Clément Pinteaux

France 2017

French

Documentary form
16 min · Colour

With

Marie Dorak (Marie)
Alexandra Tedeschi (Alexandra)
Eva Souquières (Eva)

Crew

Director
Clément Pinteaux
Screenplay
Clément Pinteaux, Marie-Stéphane Imbert, Baptiste Pinteaux
Director of Photography
Adrien Mervil
Editor
Clément Pinteaux
Sound Design
Mikhael Kurc
Producer
Margaux Juvénal

Biography

Clément Pinteaux

Born in Paris, France in 1992, after studying literature and philosophy he took up an editing course at La Fémis film school in Paris in 2013. His films blend fictional, documentary and mythical narratives. Des jeunes filles disparaissent (Young Girls Vanish) is his graduation film.

Filmography

2017 Des jeunes filles disparaissent (Young Girls Vanish)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

World sales

La Fémis
www.lafemis.fr/