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ACCORDING TO HER 89 min

ACCORDING TO HER

USA 89 min 2016 Colour English/ French/ Russian International Premiere

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Estelle Artus

Estelle Artus is a French-born film director and screenwriter living in New York. She graduated with a PhD from Sorbonne University where she taught visual arts. In Paris Estelle won acclaim for her video installations, video art, and several short films: Domestic Underground, Ring Road, I Love Korea and Korea Loves Me, Play Again and Where it Clicks. In 2007, Estelle moved to New York and became a lecturer for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In 2016, she completed her debut feature According to her which premiered at Cinequest Film Festival in March 2016. Estelle has been nominated for the NBC Universal Emerging Director Program 2016.

About Movie

Just before reaching the pinnacle of fame, Veronica happily gives up her career as a pianist to raise her son. Despite constant pressures from her husband Paul, a French stockbroker, she retreats into an indefinite hiatus from performing while fully enjoying her role as a mother. But without a salary or an independent work identity, Veronica’s dependency on Paul grows and a sense of personal dislocation sets in. The question of going back on stage arises more painfully when she meets Amanda, an alluring, promising, and younger pianist from Paris, who soon falls for Paul.

Cast and Crew

DIRECTOR

Estelle Artus

PRODUCER

Estelle Artus

YEAR

2016

LANGUAGE

English/ French/ Russian

DURATION

89 min

EDITOR

Nina Marga

Cast

Irina Abraham, Pascal Yen-Pfister, Nathalie Bryant, Eloise Eonnet, Pascal Escriout

COLOR / BLACK & WHITE

Colour

MUSIC

Dan Veksler

SCREENPLAY

Estelle Artus

SOUND RECORDING / SOUND DESIGN

Michael Moote, Bret Ainslie, David Forshee, Michael Hurst

FORMAT

DCP

PREMIER STATUS AT IFFI GOA

International Premiere