09-15 Sept 2020
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Ma Dame au Camélia (My Lady of the Camellia)

Ma Dame au Camélia (My Lady of the Camellia)

Patrice, a black actor in his forties, powdered and dressed as a 19th century courtesan, comes to the audition organised by the powerful casting director Selena Meyer. Assisted by Betty, she is looking for the female lead for a new cinematographic adaptation of “Camille – the Lady of the Camellias”. Among the young and pretty contenders, Patrice will have a hard time legitimizing his presence.


Image Caption: Featured image for ‘Ma Dame au Camélia (My Lady of the Camellia)’.

Ma Dame au Camélia (My Lady of the Camellia) (2019)

Short (15mins) Narrative

Region:

French Guiana

Language:

French with subtitles

Rating:

No Rating

Director(s):

Edouard Montoute

Showtimes:

Fri 11 Sep 2020, 12.00am, ttff/20 Online—Yellow Bundle


About the Director(s):

Edouard Montoute

Edouard Montoute

Edouard Montoute was born in Cayenne, French Guiana, an Oversea French Territory. He is an actor known for Femme fatale (Brian de Palma), Taxi (Luc Besson) and La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz).

Attracted by acting, Edouard Montoute was enrolled in a free class at Cours Florent. He first appeared on screen in 1989 in “Jean Galmot”, a film shot in French Guiana. His first roles came from a new generation of filmmakers, including Olivier Assayas, who directed “Paris S’éveille/Paris Awakens”, “J’irai Au Paradis/I’ll go to Heaven” by Xavier Durringer, and “La Haine/Hate” directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. He gained popularity by playing in the football series “Goal” in 1992 where he met Frédéric Diefenthal, an actor with whom he shared many shoots in his career. He played the character Alain as the cop friend in the four-series “Taxi” saga. He is particularly famous in comic book register such as “Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cléopâtre”. He appeared in the buddy movies “La Voie est Libre/The Coast is Clear” by Stéphane Clavier, “Our Friends the Cops” directed by Bob Swaim and “Before it is too late” by Laurent Dussaux. He also makes appearances on television series like “Flics/Cops” and “Les Toqués/The Goofs”. More recently, we have seen Edouard Montoute in “Les Petits Mouchoirs/Little White Lies” by Guillaume Canet.

In 2018, Edouard Montoute made his directorial debut with a classic but revisited “Ma Dame au Camelia/The Lady of the Camelia” in which he also played.

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