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I would like this film to be a wink and a nod to the

happ


py world of my childhood through the world of puppetry


DIRECTOR’S NOTE

“La

Machina”

heart, because

is close to my it tells the story

of the world which I know very well, which relates to me directly and which is a part of me. I had

myself a puppet

master when

I was seven years old.


SYNOPSIS La Machina tells the story of a journey taken by a young boy who becomes an apprentice to an old puppet master. The boy, Adrien, is innocent and a bit afraid to leave the side of his mother, but excited about the prospect of an adventure. Sergio, the Master, is well aware that this may be one of his last journeys. We follow Sergio, his faithful old dog Beast, and Adrien as they take an old camper into the sunny, summer mountains of southern France for a long tour. Equipped with lights, a small stage and the sleeping puppets, they bring the magic of puppetry to the small towns and villages of the countryside. As they tell stories to their audiences, we are also told the story of Sergio and Adrien.


SERGIO.

The Master. Sergio was a university professor of Latin literature thirty years ago but quit his teaching career to live the simple life of a puppet master. Not a single one of his pupils became a master and now Sergio feels a growing pressure to pass on his artistry to a young apprentice. Will Adrien be the one? Does he have the talent, the dedication and the desire to share Sergio’s vision?


ADRIEN.

A lively, kind and inquisitive 10-year-old boy, Adrien is very curious about the world. Sergio becomes his teacher, his mentor, and a friend who shows him the magic of life.


producer:

CENTRALA

LES FILMS DU BALIBARI

coprocucer:

POLISH TELEVISION S.A

FRANCE TELEVISIONS POLE FRANCE 3

cofinancing:

POLISH FILM INSTITUTE

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA CINEMATOGRAPHIE


support:

DEPARTEMENT DES ALPES MARITIMES

L’ANGOA

LA REGION PROVENCE ALPES COTE D’AZUR

LA PROCIREP

contact:

Jacek Naglowski mobile: 0048 697 991 639 fax: 0048 22 207 25 11 naglowski@centralafilm.pl WWW.CENTRALAFILM.PL


LA MACHINA

by Thierry Paladino

length: 90’

format: 16:9, HD sound: Dolby Stereo status: postproduction international sales: open

CENTRALA Producer

Jacek Nagłowski mobile: 0048 697 991 639 fax: 0048 22 207 25 11 naglowski@centralafilm.pl www.centralafilm.pl

design: marcinplawnicki.com

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Documentary by Thierry Paladino

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