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From Mont Blanc to Cannes

Gilles Coullier’s Mont Blanc, the young director’s second short film to screen in Cannes, is the story of a last wish and the lingering hostility between father and son. As they travel back from a thwarted journey to make the father’s wish come true, all the son’s emotions come to the surface.

montblancmagInspiration for the Cannes Shorts competition selected film came from the director's own life, although he is quick to point out that he has a great relationship with his own father. But there was a time in his teens when things were not so smooth, and he wondered how it would be if that feeling had endured. ' What if you hate the man who is your father, for the rest of your life?'
His way into the story was to imagine the father making a dying wish, asking to be taken back to a place of better family memories.

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Published on Friday 10 May 2013

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