Le parc

Damien Manivel

France 72 min min Fiction


Summer time. A teenage boy and girl have their first date in a park. Hesitant and shy at first, they soon discover each other, get closer as they wander, and end up falling in love. But as the sun goes down, it is time to part… And a dark night begins. *Catalan première


Damien Manivel

Contemporary dancer and circus artist, Manivel has combined his work as a performer with film direction. After two short films that won awards in Rotterdam and Cannes, his first feature film “A Young Poet” (2014) won a special mention at the Locarno Festival, where he later also won the award for Best Direction with “Isadora’s Children” (2019). He participated in the 2017 edition of D’A with “Le Parc”. “The Island” is his sixth feature film.

Filmography: The Island (2023, D'A 2024), Magdala (2022), Isadora's Children (2019), The Night I Swam (2017), Le Parc (2016, D'A 2017), A Young Poet (2014), Un dimanche matin (short film, 2012), La Dame au chien (short film, 2010), Sois sage ô ma douleur (short film, 2008), Viril (short film, 2007)

Damien Manivel

Film information

Original Title: The Park
Director: Damien Manivel
Script: Damien Manivel, Isabel Pagliai
Contact: The Open Reel
With: Naomie Vogt-Roby, Maxime Bachellerie, Sessouma Sobere
Country: France
Year: 2016
Format: DCP
Length: 72 min min
Language: French
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Edition: 2017