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March 28th – April 2nd, 2017 / Cinema Muzeul Țăranului & Cinema Elvire Popesco / the 7th edition


Directed by: 
Cinema Muzeul Țăranului - Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 18:00
Cinema Muzeul Țăranului - Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 16:30
Written by: 
Antonin Peretjatko
Pauline Ghersi, Lucie Borleteau
Antonin Peretjatko
Antonin Peretjatko
Antonin Peretjatko, Martial de Roffignac
Alix Pennequin
Le Septième Continent
Romanian Premiere
You Want a Story? Antonin Peretjatko’s answer is a clear affirmation of life and of cinema’s associative power of storytelling. Telegraphed to the viewer by a mysterious man heard through a distorted telephone, we’re told all you need to unravel a narrative are two female characters on a train. The rest, as they say, is history - or in this case, a visual scrapbook of an unseen flâneur’s memories, whose travels around the globe are rendered with enough wit, sensuality, mystery and joie-de-vivre to rival early-Godard and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s labyrinthine storytelling. Accompanied by an eclectic soundtrack that spans swingin’-spy standards and contemporary pop, our synaptic travels through the over-active imagination of Peretjatko’s film become a straight-arrow shot through the core of our subconscious desires. (Andrei Tănăsescu, BIEFF 2017)

Antonin Petetjatko

Noticed for his short films, Antonin Peretjatko unveiled his first feature film during the Directors’ Fortnight at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, the very creative and burlesque The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu. Using visual gags and absurd scenarios to create mordant social satire, the film successfully updates the early New Wave films for a contemporary audience. His filmography includes La Montagne égrenée (1998), L'Heure de pointe (2002), Changement de trottoir (2004), French Kiss (2004), L'Opération de la dernière chance (2006), Paris monopole (2010), Les Secrets de l'invisible (2011).

Festivals, awards: 
  • Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival 2016
  • Telerama Press Prize - Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2015
  • Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival
  • Shnit International Short Film Festival
Curatorial comment:
Vous voulez une histoire? (You Want a Story?) is an incitement to evasion and fiction presented as a kind of travel diary, where once again Antonin Peretjatko (La fille du 14 juillet) enjoys himself and amuses the audience with an assumed pastiche calling cinephile quotes (the Nouvelle vague), postcards or home movies in a humorous collage where the taste for provocation is notorious. Peretjatko achieves a lighthearted thin line between the intellectual and the grotesque, between the cinematic essay and the comedy. (Miguel Dias, Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival)