Un nuage dans un verre d'eau

  • 90'
  • France
  • 2011
A curious collection of styles and genres focussed on an Egyptian film operator who passes his old age in a small apartment in Paris. A Cloud in a Glass of Water starts as a documentary: the grandson of Monsieur Noun films while the old man talks about his deceased lover and the days when he screened films during the British rule in Cairo. Then Anna, the woman next door - played by Anamaria Marinca from 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007) - becomes involved in the project.
From then on, the film ricochets in different directions. Fiction, biography, animation, mystery, detective story - the life of Monsieur Noun has too many stories in it to be captured in one form.
Samarasinghe’s debut, loosely based on the life of his grandpa, who was a film operator in Sri Lanka, playfully explores the possibilities of the medium. A Cloud in a Glass of Water is a bitter-sweet ode to friendship and precious memories that on occasion can be intensely moving.


Director
Srinath Samarasinghe
Premiere
European première
Countries of production
France, Canada
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
International title
A Cloud in a Glass of Water
Language
French
Producers
Caroline Bonmarchand, Nicolas Comeau
Production Companies
Avenue B Productions, 1976 Productions
Sales
Avenue B Productions
Screenplay
Srinath Samarasinghe
Cinematography
Alexandre Bussière
Editor
Karen Cerutti
Production Design
Julien Vray
Sound Design
Bruno Pucella
Music
Ramachandra Borcar
Cast
Anamaria Marinca, Gamil Ratib
Website
http://www.srinath.fr/cariboost1