La Dernière Folie de Claire Darling


The story is set on the first day of summer and Claire Darling’s last day on earth. In any case, that’s what she believes… She lays out all her belongings on her lawn, from the clock – a vestige of the history of France – to the multitude of Tiffany lamps. As a horde of nosy parkers and neighbours grab these antiques for a few centimes apiece, each object mirrors Claire Darling’s tragic and flamboyant life.



Julie Bertuccelli is a French director born in Boulogne-Billancourt in 1968. She has a Master's degree in philosophy and worked as an assistant director with directors such as Georges Lautner, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Bertrand Tavernier and Christian de Chalonge while launching a career as a documentary film-maker in 1993. Her first feature film, “Depuis qu'Otar est parti” (Since Otar Left) (2003), was a great international success and won numerous awards, including the Critics' Week Grand Prix at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival and the César for the Best First Feature Film in 2004. Since then, her feature films such as “L’arbre” (The Tree) (fiction, 2010), “La cour de Babel” (School of Babel) (documentary, 2014), “Dernières nouvelles du cosmos” (Latest News from the Cosmos) (documentary, 2016) and “La dernière folie de Claire Darling” (Claire Darling) (fiction, 2018) have been screened and received awards in numerous festivals around the world.

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