Laissez-moi

FIC | 01:30 | SWITZERLAND
DIRECTOR MAXIME RAPPAZ | SCREENPLAY MAXIME RAPPAZ
IN COPRODUCTION WITH PARAISO PRODUCTION (FR) & FOX THE FOX (BE)
* Les Arcs Coproduction Village 2019 & Atelier Grand Nord 2020 *
Synopsis

Every Tuesday, Claudine goes to a mountain hotel to meet men passing through. She can thus satisfy her sexual desires without taking the risk of getting attached. She also asks these men about their lives and uses them as inspiration to write travel letters to Baptiste – her handicapped son – from a father who had left them. When she meets Michel, Claudine is immediately seduced and their relationship quickly turns into passion. He decides to extend his stay for her and Claudine’s daily life is disrupted. She finds herself dreaming of another life.

Bio | Filmography

Biography

Maxime Rappaz, Director

Born in Geneva in 1986, Maxime Rappaz gained a Bachelor of Arts in design (HEAD) in 2011, then worked in the fashion industry, dividing his time between Florence and Paris. At the same time he worked on his experimental video and writing projects. In 2013, he changed course and decided to turn towards cinema. He was hired as a scriptwriter on the full-length film “Métamorphoses” by the French director Christophe Honoré and gained a Master of Arts in cinema and scenario (HEAD/ECAL) in 2016.

He is currently pursuing his research and developing his film projects.

Filmography

Tenderness, fiction, 2018
Le feu au lac, serie in development, 2016
L’Été, short film, 2016

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News

Chute (Strangers) awarded in Locarno

• Pardino d'Oro | Pardi di Domani

Spectrum

• is selected for the Alliance 4 Development program of the Locarno Festival 2021

Menschenskind ! (Our Child)

• Official Selection at Visions du Réel & DOK.fest Munich

Spectrum

• Selection to the Torino Script Lab 2020

Laissez-moi

• Selections to the Coproduction Village of Les Arcs 2019 & Atelier Grand Nord 2020

Putin's Witnesses

• Nomination to the European Film Awards

Silent Storm awarded in Locarno

• Pardino d'Argento | Pardi di Domani

The Jarariju Sisters awarded at the Berlinale

• Special Mention of the International Jury

Putin's Witnesses

• Official Selection at TIFF 2018
• Grand Prix for Best Documentary at Karlovy Vary IFF

Dressed for Pleasure awarded at the Berlinale

• Special Mention of the Youth Jury