Clac!

A Film by Fabien Ara

Synopsis

A family dinner at a Chinese restaurant. MOTHER : « I have Alzheimer. I am going to kill myself. Tonight. » The last meal of a family ready to blow and freaking out.

Director

  • Picture of Fabien Ara © Céline Nieszawer

    Fabien Ara

    I’m an actor for more than 10 years now. I was lucky enough to be the lead in several French and international productions for the stage and for the cinema. For example, the Chinese short film “French Touch” by Xiaoxing Cheng, for which I received two awards (Paris/New York), for my acting performance. Also, the German long feature film “Liebmann” by Jules Hermann nominated for the « Berlinale » and for “the European Film Awards” in 2016. I also acted in Harry Roselmack’s first movie “Fractures”. The film has been screened during the “2018 Cannes Festival” for the “ Semaine du Cinéma positif”. As a scriptwriter, I won the “Nouveau cinema” best screenplay competition. It allowed me to direct my first short film “CLAC !”. The film received more than 30 awards all around the world.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD*
    NOUVEAUX CINEMAS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France) October 7, 2017
  • CITY COURT FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hagadonge, France)October 7, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD* *"ÇA TOURNE EN ILE DE FRANCE" AWARD*
    PARIS COURTS DEVANT (Official Selection, Paris, France) October 11, 2017
  • * CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA / North American Premiere, New York, USA)October 20, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    ZOOM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bourg-en-Bresse, France) October 20, 2017
  • FAKE FLESH FILM FEST (Official Selection, Canada Premiere, Kamloops, Canada)October 27, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD* *JURY AWARD*
    ACTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lyon, France) November 1, 2017
  • CATACUMBA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain Premiere, Valence, Spain)November 1, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    FESTIVAL DU COURT MÉTRAGE DE LA CITROUILLE (Official Selection, Cesson, France) November 10, 2017
  • *BEST DIRECTOR AWARD*
    EURYDICE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fécamp, France) November 11, 2017
  • *BEST ACTRESSES AWARD: GENEVIÈVE EMANUELLI, MARIE BOISSARD, CAPUCINE LESPINAS, JULIETTE SAVARY, JULIE EL HAÏK* *BEST ACTOR AWARD: SERGE BARBAGALLO*
    FESTIVAL DE FILMS COURTS MAISON- LAFFITTE (Official Selection, Maisons-Laffitte, France) January 18, 2018
  • UN POING C'EST COURT FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vaux en Velin, France)January 26, 2018
  • *BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM *
    2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)January 31, 2019
  • 24 COURTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Le Mans, France)February 4, 2018
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    DAU'FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France) February 21, 2018
  • FIACE (Official Selection, Valence, Spain)February 26, 2018
  • FESTIVAL COURT MAINTENANT (Official Selection, Bougival, France)March 14, 2018
  • *BOBINE AWARD*
    CHALON TOUT COURT FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chalon, France) March 30, 2018
  • FESTIVAL DU FILM FRANCOPHONE DE VELAUX (Official Selection, Velaux, France)April 14, 2018
  • FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALE DE CINÉMA DE LANZAROTE (Official Selection, Lanzarote, Spain)April 28, 2018
  • REEL SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Grande Prairie, Canada)May 11, 2018
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD*
    ENTR'2 MARCHES FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cannes, France) May 15, 2018
  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES CINE A LA CALLE (Official Selection, Sud America / Colombie Premiere, Barranquilla, Colombie)May 18, 2018
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    ARMORICOURT FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Plestin-les-Grèves, France) May 29, 2018
  • FESTIVAL LA BALLADE DES COURTS (Official Selection, Bourg-en-Bresse, France)May 31, 2018
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD*
    COMÈTE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France) June 8, 2018
  • *GOLDEN BEGGAR OF SINDACO DI MICHALOVCE*
    * INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LOCAL TELEVISIONS (Official Selection, Slovaky Premiere, Kosice, Slovaky) June 8, 2018
  • THE BUDDHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India Premiere, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • FESTIVAL GALACTICAT (Official Selection, Penelles, Spain)June 11, 2018
  • FESTIVAL DE LA CROIX ROUSSE (Official Selection, Lyon, France)June 16, 2018
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD* *BEST YOUNG DIRECTOR*
    FESTIVAL CORTO CIUDAD REAL (Official Selection, Ciudad Real, Spain) June 23, 2018
  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    ICHILL - MANILA INT’L FILM FEST (Official Selection, Philippines)July 4, 2018
  • ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ischia, Italy)July 24, 2018
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    CITHÉM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Alençon, France) August 25, 2018
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    ARMORICOURT OF THE YEAR FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Plestin-les-Grèves, France) September 29, 2018
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL MOVIE* *BEST ACTRESS: MARIE BOISSARD*
    VISONI CORTE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaeta, Italy) October 20, 2018
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    ACTION OF THE YEAR FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lyon, France) October 27, 2018
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    CIN'ET CAMPUS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)November 7, 2018
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL MOVIE* *BEST ACTRESSES: JULIETTE SACARY, CAPUCINE LESPINAS* *BEST ACTOR: SERGE BAGALLO*
    CORTODINO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rimini, Italy) November 13, 2018
  • FESTIVAL CHÉRIES CHÉRIS (Official Selection, Paris, France)November 23, 2018
  • *BEST INTERNATIONAL MOVIE*
    IBICINE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ibiza, Spain)December 1, 2018
  • *BEST FICTION MOVIE*
    4th BAYAMON INT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayamón, Puerto Rico)January 30, 2019
  • *BEST NARRATIVE SHORT*
    2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)January 31, 2019
  • *BEST ACTRESSES AWARD FOR MARIE BOISSARD, JULIETE SAVARY AND CAPUCINE LESPINAS* *BEST EDITING FOR JULIEN BOTZANOWSKI* *BEST DOP FOR THOMAS JACQUET*
    SAINT-PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)February 18, 2019
  • PIMPRI-CHINCHWAD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune, India)March 16, 2019
  • MOSCOW SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)March 27, 2019
  • FESTVAL HANDIFILM DE RABAT (Official Selection, Rabat, Morocco, Africa premiere, Morocco Premiere)March 28, 2019
  • 1st SANDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA)April 13, 2019
  • *FESTIVAL FAVOURITE - AUDIENCE AWARD*, *BEST COMEDY*, *BEST SCREENPLAY*, *BEST ENSEMBLE CAST*
    2nd SWINDON INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK)April 15, 2019
  • 11th FILM FEST PETALUMA (Official Selection, Petaluma, CA, USA)May 4, 2019
  • HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - SPRING SEASON (Finalist, Carson, CA, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 4th OWF -OUT WEB FEST (Official Selection, West Hollywood, CA, USA)May 30, 2019
  • QUEERX 2019 (Official Selection, West Hollywood, California, USA)June 1, 2019
  • 17th ONE SHOT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yerevan, Armenia)June 5, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 4th TRANSILVANIA SHORTS - INT’L SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Transilvania, Romania)July 10, 2019
  • AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Trimstein, Switzerland)November 15, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Fabien Ara
Screenplay
Fabien Ara
Producer
Fabien Ara
Director of Photography
Thomas Jacquet
Art Direction
Camille Moreau
Costume Design
Sylvie Néant
Sound
Jérôme Schmitt
Editor
Julien Botzanowski
Sound Design
Thibaut Macquart
Music
Rémi Oppeccini

Cast

Mémé
Geneviève Emanuelli
Brigitte
Marie Boissard
Bérénice
Capucine Lespinas
Pierre
Serge Barbagallo
Roxane
Juliette Savary

Details

Running Time
19:32 min
Shooting Format
Digital 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:35
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Fabien Ara

06 68 18 98 91

fabienara1@gmail.com
http://www.fabienara.com/
https://www.facebook.com/fabienarahumf