Olivier Ducastel & Jacques Martineau
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BORN IN 68
1968. Catherine, Yves and Hervé are 20 years old. They are students and they love each other. The revolt in May turns their lives upside down. Filled with a sense of communal utopia, along with a few friends, they move to an abandoned farm in the Lot (...)
The story of my real life in Rouen
To film his training sessions in figure skating, Etienne's grandmother gives him a video camera. Teen-aged Etienne starts recording his everyday life with his friends and mother in Rouen, without being voyeuristic, more as a game and a way of collecting (...)
Olivier Ducastel studied at the IDHEC Film School and holds a diploma in Film Studies and Research from the University of Paris III. After pursuing an editing career (he was Sabine Mamou's assistant on Jacques Demy's "Three Places for the 26th"), he wrote and directed "Le goût de plaire," a short musical, starring Anna Alvaro, Jacques Bonnaffé and Christiane Millet. In 1998, Ducastel and Jacques Martineau carried off their attempt to make a musical about AIDS, and "Jeanne and the Perfect Guy" became one of the movie events of the year. Jacques Martineau, an Arts graduate, is a lecturer at the Université de Paris X, at Nanterre. “Jeanne and the Perfect Guy” was his first screenplay, which he went on to codirect with Olivier Ducastel. A musical dealing with the subject of AIDS, this film was one of the major movie events of 1999. Their new film, “Funny Felix,” featuring Sami Bouajila, was released in France on April 19, 2000.