MIMI FROM DOUARNENEZ
Mimi has always lived in Douarnenez (Brittany), near her friends and her widowed father. She is a simple young woman who takes life as it comes, even if sometimes life puts obstacles in her way. She works at the cinema Le Club. She was not supposed to, but tonight she has to welcome a young depressive director Gaspard Kermarec. He happens to come from the same town as her, and his film happens to be as depressing as himself.
About the director
Sébastien Betbeder was born in 1975 in Pau and is currently based in Paris. After his studies at the Beaux Arts in Bordeaux, he completed his degree at the Fresnoy. He is a director of short and long feature films. Among them, 2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS (2013), JOURNEY TO GREENLAND (2016) selected at the Acid in the Cannes FF; MARIE AND THE MISFITS (2016), ULYSSES & MONA (2018) premiering at TIFF. His latest film, THICK AND THIN (2022), is the comeback to the most absurd and offbeat vein of his cinema. In parallel, he also writes fiction for France Culture, the French national radio and directs clips and videos for the ARTE program, Blow up. His latest film MIMI FROM DOUARNENEZ (2023) received the Audience Awards and the CMCAS & CCAS Energy Social Activities Award at Brive FF and was selected at the Curtas Vila do Conde 2023.