After “Roxane” released in 2019, Mélanie Auffret takes Julia Piaton and Michel Blanc in an isolated village for their second feature film, “Les Petites Victoires”. The recently unveiled trailer promises laughter, emotion, and performances inspired by its actors.
The star comedy of the Alpe d’Huez Festival
Screenwriter and director Mélanie Auffret directs her stories away from the cities, and so far with some success. Indeed, his first feature film Roxanecarried by Guillaume de Tonquédec as a farmer on the verge of bankruptcy, had received mostly positive reviews and attracted more than 310,000 spectators in the halls. For The small victoriesMélanie Auffret once again sets up her cameras in countrysidethis time in a small Breton village hit by the desertification.
This social comedy, shot in the native lands of the director, originally from Vannes, focuses on two main characters, Alice and Emile. As shown in the trailer images (at the top of the article), Alice is the mayor and teacher of the village of Kerguen. Between the management of the little hassles of her constituents and her teaching activity, her days are busy. And they will take on even more when Emile, in his sixties, finally decides to learn to read and write and go to school…
Presented at Alpe d’Huez Festival, The small victories was awarded twice, with the Special Jury Prize and the Audience award.
A talented cast for The small victories
Obvious force of this comedy, the meeting of comic talents of the first order. Michel Blanc thus lends his features to Emile, and his interactions with the inhabitants of the village as with the children of the school promise to be promising. Facing him, Julia Piaton is Alice, the mayor of the village. The chemistry between the two is already palpable in these first images. We also find other actors like Lionel Abelanski, Sébastien Chassagne and India Hair.
See you at the cinema on March 1, 2023 to discover The small victories.