VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

CHASSE AUX PAPILLONS

V' 10

LA CHASSE AUX PAPILLONS

Chasing Butterflies

Otar Iosseliani
F/I/D, 1992
Fiction, 115min, OmeU

LA CHASSE AUX PAPILLONS

Otar Iosseliani
F/I/D, 1992
Fiction, 115min, OmeU

Actors: 
Narda Blanchet
Solange
Thamar Tarassaschvili
Marie-Agnès de Bayonnette
Alexandre Tscherkassoff
Henri de Lampadère
Pierrette Pompom Bailhache
Valérie
Alexandra Liebermann
Hélène
Lilia Ollivier
Olga
Anne-Marie Eisenschitz
Marie
Emmanuel de Chauvigny
Pater André
Screenplay: 
Otar Iosseliani
Sound: 
Holger Gimpel
Alix Comte
Gérard Lamps
Axel Arft
Camera: 
William Lubtchansky
Editor: 
Otar Iosseliani
Joceline Ruiz
Nathalie Alquier
Ursula West
Composer: 
Nicolas Zourabischvili
Decoration: 
Emmanuel de Chauvigny
Costume: 
Charlotte David

Production: 
Pierre Grise Productions, Best International Film, Sodaperaga, France 3 Cinéma, Metropolis Filmproduktion
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Otar Iosseliani’s whimsical comedy of social decline in contemporary France follows the peculiar activities of two elderly ladies, Marie-Agnès de Bayonnette and her cousin Solange, and their eccentric neighbors in a small village drenched in old world charm. Isolated from the modern world, the villagers nostalgically maintain their aristocratic life of leisure and luxury, quarreling over property boundaries and counting their assets before blindfolded guards. The unexpected death of a wealthy landowner provides the perfect opportunity for progress to sneak in, as eager relatives, antique traders, and greedy realtors can't wait to profit from the valuable estate.