The comic book author Nine Antico (Girls don’t cry, Coney Island Baby …) is releasing her first feature film today as a director and screenwriter. Amorous stroll and feminine learning story, carried by Sara Forestier.
What is it about ?
Sophie is 28 years old. She would like to be a designer, but it would be so much easier if she had gone to art school. She would also like to find love, but it would be so much easier if he jumped out at you. It multiplies the love and professional experiences. To take blows, a lot, to give, a little: that is what learning is. In his head revolves in a loop Daniel Johnston, who sings that “true love ends up falling on you”; but Sophie wonders if he is telling the truth.
Playlist, produced by Nine Antico, and written by Nine Antico and Marc Syrigas. With Sara Forestier, Laetitia Dosch, Inas Chanti, Pierre Lottin, Andranic Manet …
Released June 2, 2021.
A sentimental and musical patchwork
After Riad Sattouf, Mathieu Sapin and Joann Sfar, it’s Nine Antico’s turn to make his debut in cinema. The comic book author, who has often staged heroines from Girls don’t cry to Coney Island Baby, extends her creative universe to that of the 7th art.
This gives Playlist, a first feature film with vintage charm, with false airs of homage to the New Wave with its black and white and its voice-over (by Bertrand Burgalat).
These aesthetic biases give a singular touch and a timeless side to the film, while anchoring it in the modernity of the romantic relationships that it portrays.
“Playlist is not an autobiographical film, it is a patchwork of things that I have experienced or observed. None of the characters in the movie literally represent a person I knew, I mixed elements of each other, specifies Nine Antico. Sophie’s journey at times resembles what I have experienced, but there are totally invented adventures and I don’t want to disentangle the true from the false. “
The impression of patchwork also goes through its mixture of tones, between funny or more melancholic moments. Music which occupies an important place, returning like a gimmick, has a lot to do with it.
Playlist will also seduce for its winks to the world of comics, by slipping anecdotes here and there on this profession, and with some surprises, in particular the presence on the screen of the author Cyril Pedrosa ( The deceitful Indies, Portugal …).
Worn by Sara Forestier and Laetitia Dosch, Playlist also gives pride of place to pretty supporting roles, such as Pierre Lottin in a register far removed from Tuche, Andranic Manet (Mes Provinciales, Eiffel) and Inas Chanti that we enjoy seeing again afterwards. his revelation in A knees the guys by Antoine Desrosières.