INTERVIEW – France three broadcasts the unpublished TV film 100 % bio, that indicators the director of the saga of movies Tenting.
Director Fabien Onteniente signal with 100% bio , a private movie, a lot harsher and bittersweet than it appears. The themes of animal abuse and transmission are mentioned specifically. Subsequent to Catherine Jacob, Lolita chammah and Nicolas Bridet, Didier Bourdon performs a really cussed Basque butcher, Gabi Moreno, who’s determined to not see certainly one of his kids take over the enterprise. As an alternative, he sees a vegan stepson arrive!
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TV MAGAZINE. – Why did you place the motion of 100% bio within the Basque Nation?
Fabien ONTENIENTE. – I’m a fan of the Tour de France, I used to be following a stage within the Pyrenees and my fiancée, who grew to become my spouse, supplied to hitch her on the Basque coast. I needed to keep there one evening, besides that I had an emotional shock with this nation, I stayed there for 2 weeks! And I acquired it into my head to purchase a home. I discovered one, between sea and mountain, in Bidard. The pure setting, the energies you may really feel there, the modest, sturdy however jovial folks: within the Basque Nation, I like every little thing! I took up residence there for love.
That is the primary time that Didier Bourdon shoots for you, why have you ever waited so lengthy?
The truth is, Didier, I acquired to know him at “Little Theater of Bouvard», As a result of I wrote for Smain, who was a part of strangers on the time, as a result of there have been 5 firstly, with Seymour Brussel. I admired Didier’s work, I already discovered that he was a really nice actor. He is an amazing actor, whom I’ve at all times cherished. Once I proposed to him the undertaking of 100% bio, he was thrilled and, after we discovered ourselves on the set, it was as if we had at all times recognized one another!
This fiction, 100% bio, doesn’t seem like your earlier movies, the Tenting, Jet set , and so forth. It is a lot harsher and extra private, is not it?
Sure, that is completely true, and that is the tone I will evolve into, as a result of it is… me. Flip 100% bio did me numerous good. I discovered my pleasure in filming because of the TV, oddly sufficient, already as a result of I had great producers at Third Eye, who inspired me to precise my sincerity. And I had an actor, Didier, who additionally pushed me on this path, as a result of he noticed this authenticity in my eyes. As I walked out of a film that I did not like making in any respect, All Inclusive, there, I discovered the starvation to show from my beginnings. This fiction speaks of the household and the transmission of know-how. The story takes place within the Basque Nation, nevertheless it may occur in any nook of France, it is common!
There’s a scene the place Gabi, the butcher performed by Didier Bourdon, talks together with his vegan stepson (Nicolas Bridet) in regards to the killing of a pig: an attractive message emerges in regards to the truth of killing a animal with respect. Is that this vital to you?
Sure, Gabi explains properly that he raised this pig with love, in nature, he gave him every little thing he loves, chestnuts, truffles, nuts … With the primary confinement, now we have, for probably the most half , had time to find the quick distribution channels. We did not need to crowd into supermarkets. These conventional butchers love their animals, which aren’t farmed. I’m for the respect of traditions and I’m very delicate to animal abuse. I rarely go to supermarkets and watch what I purchase. I modified my weight loss plan, I eat much less meat, particularly for ecological causes.
What are your tasks?
I’m writing a movie a couple of household of Parisians who discover each pretext to go and stay within the countryside, it is going to be referred to as Life in Inexperienced and I don’t chorus from providing one of many roles to Didier Bourdon, furthermore. I wish to shoot it on the finish of the yr. I really feel very impressed, I maintain one thing, as a result of I write it very quick, it jogs my memory of the sensation I had with it Camping, that I had written in three months. Basically, when it is fluid like that, it is a good signal! However earlier than that, this summer season, I will shoot one other TV film for France 2, The Kids of the Righteous, primarily based on the novel by the Corrèze writer Christian Signol. As 100% bio, it’s going to additionally occur within the countryside, however through the Occupation, with Mathilde Seigner and Gerard Lanvin. The story of a household that hides Jewish kids. This shall be my first interval movie! It’s the combat of those Righteous, easy individuals who have no idea that they’re doing good. The channel, France 2, determined to broadcast it for the commemorations of the Vél d’Hiv roundup, in June 2022.
With Kids of the Righteous, you discover two of your favourite actors, Mathilde Seigner and Gérard Lanvin, who’re each in Tenting…
Sure, with Didier Bourdon, Mathilde and Gérard are sincere actors. They’re beneficiant and so they count on the identical from you, it is money!
Are you going to shoot an increasing number of for TV?
TV is not a minor artwork in any respect. It is old school to suppose that, by the way in which. The small display is a superb faculty. In any case, TV permits topics to be mentioned, equivalent to Kids of the Righteous, for which it isn’t apparent that individuals go to the cinema. Whereas the TV is exhibiting you the film in your lounge.
what about Tenting four: cease or once more?
Franck Dubosc and I do not need to do it as a way to do it. It needs to be price it emotionally talking, that it additionally says one thing about us. Now we come to the again finish of our life, to be well mannered (laughs), so it might already be vital that Tenting four is in section with what we’re. Patrick Chirac could also be a grandpa. We let ourselves need to need. And we should know why we meet, and that it isn’t a synthetic reunion to please a producer who desires to take cash. In “the world after”, I need to make movies in all sincerity out of affection for my job.