Ismael's Ghosts

2017/Color/110 mins/France

Category Special Tribute
Director Arnaud Desplechin
Producer Pascal Caucheteux
Screenplay Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr, Lea Mysius
Cinematography Irina Lubtchansky
Editor Laurence Briaud
Music NA
Set Toma Baqueni
Costume Nathalie Raoul
Cast Mathieu Amalric (Ismael), Marion Cotiard (Carlotta), Louis Garrel(Ivan), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Sylvia), Alba Rohrwacher (Arielle/Faunia), Laszlo Szabo(Bloom), Hippolyte Girardot (Zwy)
Production Company Why Not Productions
World Sales Wild Bunch International Sales
Festival/Awards NA

Ismael Vuillard makes films. He is in the middle of one about Ivan, an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. Along with Bloom, his master and father-in-law, Ismael still mourns the death of Carlotta, twenty years earlier. Yet he has started his life over again with Sylvia. Sylvia is his light. Then Carlotta returns from the dead. Sylvia runs away. Ismael rejects Carlotta. Driven mad by these ordeals, he abandons the shoot for his family home in Roubaix. There, he lives as a recluse, besieged by his ghosts.