Last dance
a film by Delphine Lehericey

Last Dance

A film by Delphine Lehericey

  • 2022
  • Switzerland, Belgium
  • 84 minutes
  • VO french – subtitles DE, EN

A contemplative retiree, Germain suddenly finds himself a widower at 75. He doesn’t even have time to catch his breath before his family interferes in his daily life: constant visits and calls, pre-arranged meals… His life becomes timed like a Swiss watch! But Germain’s mind is elsewhere. Honouring a promise made to his wife, he is propelled into the heart of a contemporary dance creation…

Last Dance

A film by Delphine Lehericey

  • 2022
  • Switzerland, Belgium
  • 84 minutes
  • VO french – subtitles DE, EN

A contemplative retiree, Germain suddenly finds himself a widower at 75. He doesn’t even have time to catch his breath before his family interferes in his daily life: constant visits and calls, pre-arranged meals… His life becomes timed like a Swiss watch! But Germain’s mind is elsewhere. Honouring a promise made to his wife, he is propelled into the heart of a contemporary dance creation…

PRIX

Locarno Film Festival

  • Prix du Public UBS

FESTIVALS ( sélection )

World Premiere : Locarno Film Festival 2022 – Piazza Grande

Cast & crew

alealesStarring
François Berléand
Kacey Mottet Klein
La Ribot
Déborah Lukumuena
Astrid Whettnall
Dominique Reymond

Director
Delphine Lehericey

Writer
Delphine Lehericey

Choreography
La Ribot

Director of photography
Hichame Alaouie

Editing
Nicolas Rumpl

Composition
Nicolas Rabaeus

Sound engineer
François Musy

Sound editing
Héléna Réveillère et Sabrina Calmels

Sound mixing
Franco Piscopo

1st assistant director
Louis Morier-Genoud

Script supervisor
Alexia Chassot

Art director
Ivan Niclass

Prop masters
Marie-Jo Saxod et Rekha Musale

Costumes
Geneviève Maulini

Make-up
Nathalie Tanner

Hair
Oackland Breuer

Gaffer
Jérôme di Cola

Key grip
Moïse Mendoza

Line producer
Christelle Michel

Producers
Elena Tatti
Thierry Spicher
Anne-Laure Guégan
Géraldine Sprimont

Production
Box Productions
Need Productions

In coproduction with
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse Romande
RTBF (Télévision belge)
VOO & Be tv

Internationale sales
Be For Films

Swiss distribution
Outside the Box

Director’s bio

    • Delphine Lehericey comes from the theatre, first as an actress and director and then as a video artist. She organizes and participates in training courses for the direction of actors and produces objects filmed for scenographic purposes for dance or theatre. Her work with video gradually moves from documentary to fiction.

      In 2007 she directed Comme à Ostende, a medium-length film selected in particular in Locarno in the Filmmakers of the Present section.
      In 2009 she co-directed the documentary Les Arbitres with the producers of the show Strip-tease, selected at several festivals and distributed by Gaumont.
      In 2011 she made a documentary on designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard Mode in Belgium for Arte and RTBF and in 2013 her first feature film PuppyLove with Solène Rigot and Vincent Perez, was presented as an international premiere at the San Sebastian Festival and in many festivals.

      Between 2014 and 2016 Delphine directed the documentary Une cheffe et sa bonne étoile about a star chef for Arte and RTBF.
      She co-wrote the comic strip series Etoilé about the world of gastronomy for Dupuis and wrote her first comedy Le feu au lac, which tells the story of a family’s upheaval during the grandfather’s wedding with a man.
      In 2019, her second feature film Beyond the horizon is released, with Laetitia Casta and Clémence Poesy.