The Workshop / LʼAtelier


fiction / 2017 / France / col. / 114 min.

Director: Laurent Cantet
Screenplay: Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet
Photography: Pierre Milon
Editor: Mathilde Muyard
Music: Bedis Tir, Edouard Pons
Cast: Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci, Warda Rammach, Issam Talbi, Florian Beaujean, Mamadou Doumbia, Mélissa Guilbert, Julien Souve, Olivier Thouret, Lény Sellam

La Ciotat, the South of France, 2016. Antoine attends a summer writing workshop in which a few young people have been selected to write a crime thriller with the help of Olivia, a famous novelist. The creative process will recall the town’s industrial past, a form of nostalgia to which Antoine feels indifferent. More concerned with the fears of the modern world, the young man soon clashes with the group and Olivia, who seems at the same time alarmed and captivated by Antoine’s violence.