A Taste of Ink

Morgan Simon

IFFR 2017

A Band Apart

  • 80'
  • France
  • 2016

“Fuck you, I’m done with you”, sings (screams) Vincent with his metalcore band, Seven Day Diary. The angry lyrics seem primarily aimed at his father, Hervé, with whom he has a tense love-hate relationship. Vincent (24) is discontented with his aimless life and angry at his father, who has found a new lover not long after the death of Vincent’s mother. At the same time, Vincent yearns for his father’s praise; not for nothing does he have pictures of both his parents tattooed on his neck. The father-and-son conflict escalates into a battle for a woman, Hervé’s younger girlfriend, Julia. 
In this self-assured feature debut, Morgan Simon combines music with a difficult father-and-son relationship, subjects he also tackled in his earlier short films. With frequent use of close-ups, he stays close to his characters, and especially to the restless, rebellious and insecure Vincent as he wrestles with himself.

Director
Morgan Simon
Country of production
France
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
80'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Compte tes blessures
Language
French
Producers
Amaury Ovise / Kazak Productions, Jean-Christophe Reymond / Kazak Productions
Production Company
Kazak Productions
Sales
Versatile
Screenplay
Morgan Simon
Cinematography
Julien Poupard
Editor
Marie Loustalot
Production Design
Marion Burger
Sound Design
Mathieu Villien
Music
Selim Aymard, Julien Krug
Cast
Kévin Azaïs, Monia Chokri, Nathan Willcocks, Julien Krug, Selim Aymard, Cedric Laban