Endangered Species

2017/Colour/105 mins/France, Belgium




Category Cinema International
Director Gilles Bourdos
Producer Kristina Larsen
Screenplay Michel Spinosa, Gilles Bourdos, based on The Stories of Richard Bausch by Richard Bausch
Cinematography Mark Lee Ping Bing
Editor Yannick Kergoat
Music NA
Set Guillaume Deviercy
Costume Virginie Montel
Cast Alice Isaaz, Vincent Rottiers, Gregory Gadebois, Suzanne Clement, Eric Elmosnino, Alice de Lencquesaing, Carlo Brandt, Agathe Dronne, Damien Chapelle, Brigitte Catillon, Pauline Etienne
Production Company Les Films du Lendemain, Les Films du Fleuve
World Sales Wild Bunch, Paris
Festival/Awards Venice Film Festival, 2017

Three interlinked family stories. Josephine and Tomas are happy newlyweds, but Josephine's parent quickly discover a darker reality behind the couple's glowing matrimonial bliss. Meanwhile, Melanie announces to her parents that she is pregnant - and the father is far from the ideal son-in-law! And lastly Anthony, his head in the clouds and unlucky in love, who is faced with having to take charge of his suddenly uncontrollable mother.

Director:
Gilles Bourdos
Gilles Bourdos, who was born in Nice in 1963, made his feature film debut at the Cannes Film Festival (Quinzaine des Realisateurs) with DISPARUS (1998). His second critically acclaimed feature, INQUIETUDES (2003), is based on a Ruth Rendell novel. His first English language film, AFTERWARDS, was selected for the Toronto Film Festival in 2008. His film RENOIR competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. RENOIR was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.

Selected Filmography:
Renoir (2012),
Afterwards (2008),
A Sight for Sore Eyes (2003),
Disparus (1998)