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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Damien Manivel

Damien MANIVEL (1981, France) has worked as a dancer and acrobat. He was educated in film at Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing, France. His short The Lady with the Dog (2010) was nominated for a Tiger Award for Short Films in Rotterdam. A Sunday Morning (2012) was selected for The International Critics’ Week at Cannes, and won the Nikon Discovery Award. A Young Poet, his first feature film, was awarded a Special Mention at the Locarno Film Festival. Les enfants d’Isadora was selected for Locarno 2019.


(selection) Viril (2007, short), Sois sage, ô ma douleur/Be Still, O My Sorrow… (2008, short), La dame au chien/The Lady with the Dog (2010, short), Un dimanche matin/A Sunday Morning (2012, short), Un jeune poète/A Young Poet (2014), Les enfants d’Isadora/Isadora’s Children (2018)

Damien Manivel at IFFR

  • Viril

    A danced role-play for men about shame, modesty and lust for power.

    • Short: As Long As It Takes
  • Un dimanche matin

    Like every Sunday morning, a man walks his dog in the Paris suburbs.

    • Spectrum Shorts
  • Les enfants d’Isadora

    Four women struggle with the choreography Mother by Isadora Duncan, created after the death of her two young children.

    • Signatures
  • Un jeune poète

    Rémi is young and handsome and has already found his vocation: he will be a poet. Seeing Paul Valéry as his role-model, he finds inspiration next to h

    • Bright Future
  • La dame au chien

    A mysterious relationship between a young swimmer, a dog and a chubby lady. Where words fail, there are always large glasses of rum.

    • Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films