World soundtrack awards
Mes provinciales
Archived: Mes provinciales - A Paris Education (2018)

director: Jean-Paul Civeyrac

With: Andranic Manet, Diane Rouxel, Jenna Thiam, a.o.

duration: 137 minutes
Drama, Romance

Official Selection - Global Cinema
Film Fest Gent - Mes provinciales

"Filled with expectations, Etienne moves to Paris from Lyon to study film directing at the Sorbonne. He leaves behind his girlfriend Lucie, promising to call her regularly via Skype. On his course he meets Jean-Noël and Mathias, they too have come to the metropolis from smaller cities and share his passion for cinema. Jean-Paul Civeyrac's tenderly melancholic black-and-white study of these young people's encounter with art and life is at the same time a declaration of love for classic cinema and the city of Paris." (Berlinale)

"The film brings to mind how some of the best French movies - especially those of the New Wave - are marked by both an intense love of film and the fiery passions of youth. Indeed, in 'Mes provinciales' cinephilia can sometimes turn into a matter of life and death." (The Hollywood Reporter)

"Civeyrac is a great director and his new feature film, with all its exceptional cinematography mastery and magnificent fiction, easily and delicately contains indisputable proof of that fact. The film distils an irresistible timeless charm, realistic without being naturalistic, contemporary without being a slave to the times." (Cineuropa) 


director: Jean-Paul Civeyrac
producer: Frédéric Niedermayer
screenplay: Jean-Paul Civeyrac
Editor: Louise Narboni
Cinematography: Pierre-Hubert Martin

production company: Moby Dick Films

More info

dialogue: French
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: France
year: 2018


JEAN-PAUL CIVEYRAC (1964): Courts-métrages des étudiants de la Fémis, Cinquième promotion, premier cycle (1991), Life According to Luc (1991, short), Neither Eve Nor Adam (1996), Les solitaires (2000), Fantômes (2001), Man's Gentle Love (2002), All the Fine Promises (2003), Tristesse beau visage (2004, short), Through the Forest (2005), Mon prince charmant (2006, short), Ma belle rebelle (2006, short), Malika s'est envolée (2008, short), Young Girls in Black (2010), Une heure avec Alice (2011, TV movie),… Show more

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,39

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