Fall Grants 2016
Current project status: COMPLETED
Plot 35 is a place that was never mentioned in my family; it is where my elder sister, who died aged three, is buried. The sister about whom I was told nothing, or nearly nothing, and of whom my parents had oddly never kept a single photograph. It was to make up for the missing images that I decided to make this film. Thinking that I would simply chronicle a forgotten life, in fact I opened up the hidden door to a past that I was unaware of, to the subconscious memory that lies inside each of us and who makes us what we are.
- Eric Caravaca
- Eric Caravaca
- Laetitia Gonzalez
About the Director
Eric Caravaca was trained at the School of Performing Arts in Rouen and at the Actor’s Studio. He appeared in plays directed by Phillipe Adrien in the 1990s before being noticed onstage. His first major role in a feature-length film was in Diane Bertrand’s ‘Un samedi sur la terre’ (1996), a singular work about fate. Caravaca went on to work with several great directors like François Dupeyron (‘The Officers’ Ward’, 2001), Patrice Chéreau (‘His Brother’ 2003) and Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud (‘Chicken with Plums’, 2011). He directed his first feature-length film, ‘The Passenger’ in 2004; it was selected for the Critics’ Week a the Festival de Cannes and the Venice Film Festival. His upcoming feature-length documentary, ‘Plot 35’, is slated for release in 2017.
Production Company Profile
Les Films du Poisson is a French cinema production company created by Yaël Fogiel and Laetitia Gonzalez in 1995. Since 2006, under the guidance of producer Estelle Fialon, the company has developed its production of documentary films for both television and the cinema on an international scale. The company has a catalogue of more than 100 titles, which have been released and sold in France and around the world. Among them are Mathieu Amalric’s ‘On Tour’ (2010), Julie Bertuccelli’s ‘Since Otar Left’ (2003) and ‘The Tree’ (2010) and Michale Boganim’s ‘Land of Oblivion’ (2011). Les Films du Poisson has displayed a strong commitment to an exacting cinema that has earned both popular and critical success and won a string of international awards, including five Césars, Best Director and Caméra d’Or awards at the Festival de Cannes, and Jean Vigo and Louis Delluc Awards. Always curious to discover new talent, the company continues to collaborate with renowned directors like Amalric, Bertuccelli and Emmanuel Finkiel, while still producing the work of first-time filmmakers, and exploring new media and original television series. The company has received numerous production awards as well, including the Hachette Award for Best Young Producer in 1996, an IFCIC Prize in 2008, a Best Producer César (Toscan du Plantier Award) in 2011, and the Personalities of the Year Trophy in 2011; as well, the company was named TV Duo 2014 by ‘Le Film Français’.
Awards and Festival History
"Cannes FF 2017, Special Screenings (WP)
El Gouna FF 2017
Mostra de Sao Paulo FF 2017
Audience Award for Best Documentary, Namur IFF 2017
IDFA 2017, Competition for Mid-Length Documentary