The Dinner (Le Diner)

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Thursday, June 12, 19:00 and Saturday, June 14, 21:00 (SWEET)


Country of Origin: France
Year of Production: 2006
Duration: 13’25“
Category: Fiction

Director: Cecile Vernant
Screenplay: Cecile Vernant
Cinematographer: Yohann Charrin
Editor: Xavier Marsais
Music: Erwann Kermorvant
Producer: Eric Pattedoie, Caroline Perchaud
Cast: Julie Dray, Guillaume Cramoisan

Synopsis: Clara and Julien have their first date at a restaurant. She, a lovely secretary, tries hard to seduce him, especially as she feels ill at ease in this environment, hoping to see him again. He, young diplomat, is restless and tries everything to cut the evening short…

Festivals & Awards: Valladolid International Film Festival Spain 2006 (Prix UIP), International Film Festival Larissa Greece 2007 (Acting Award – Julie Dray), Film Festival Cyprus 2007, RIFF Rome Italy 2007 (Prix International Short Film Category), Granada International short film festival Spain 2007 (Audience Award), Festival de Huesca Spain 2007 (Spacial Mention), 10eme nuit du court de Lausanne Switzerland 2007 (Public Award), Short Shorts Film Festival Tokyo Japan 2008, College Film Tour Cleveland USA 2007-2010, Cleveland International Film Festival USA 2007, NEFF Vitoria Gasteiz Spain 2007, Almeria en Corto Spain 2007, Corti da Sogny Italy 2007, BiancoFilmFestival Italy 2007, Short Shorts Film Festival Tokyo Japan 2007, Festival Maremetraggio de Trieste Italy 2007, Comedia Juste pour rire Canada 2007, Independent Producers‘ International Film Festival Bucarest Romania 2007, Motovun Film Festival Croatia 2007, Salento Internatnional Film Festival Italy 2007, Sarajevo Film Festival 2007, Flanders International Film Festival Belgium 2007, Sevilla Festival de Cine Spain 2007, Interfilm Berlin Germany 2007, Sleepwalkers International Student Film Festival Tallin Estonia 2007, Toffifest Torun Film Festival Poland 2007, Festival de Tbilisi Georgia 2007, Alpinale Film Festival Austria 2006, Palm Springs International Film Festival USA 2006, Sao Paulo International Short Film Fest Barazil 2006, Festival des Films du Monde Montreal Canada 2006, Ismailia International Festival Egypt 2006, Festival Pegasus Athenes Greece 2006, Hull International Film Festival UK 2006, Independent Film Festival Osnabrueck Germany 2006, Curto circuito San Tiago de Compostella Spain 2006, London Film Festival UK 2006, Festival Cinenygma Luxemburg 2006, Festival du Cinema International Rouyn-Noranda Canada 2006, Festival du Cinema en Atibi-Temiscamingue Canada 2006, The Magic Lantern UK 2006, Groningue Pays Bas France 2006, Interfilm Berlin Germany 2006, Braunschweig International Film Festival Germany 2006, New-York/Avignon Film Festival USA 2006, DaKino Bucarest Romania 2006, Schwenninger Short Film Festival Germany 2006, International Short Film Festival Leuven Belgium 2006