Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Patchwork Family
(Du goudron et des plumes)

Year: 2014
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 92 minutes

Patchwork Family
Patchwork Family
Patchwork Family

Christian (charmingly acted by Sami Bouajila) is, by his own account, “not a good guy,” – and is, by the account of others, a man who can’t finish what he started. But he loves spending time with his daughter and would do anything for her attention. Well, almost anything. PATCHWORK FAMILY is a hilarious and touching story of a man out to prove his worth to his neighbors, to his father, to his daughter, and to the woman he’s come to love. When the popular televised triathlon comes to town, Christian is offered an opportunity to join his town’s team and win gold for heart and home. Suddenly, his outlook changes, and he’s on his way to being a hero instead of a heel. But when his own self-assessment comes to fruition, everything falls apart in his quest to get his life on track. With a fantastic cast of characters expertly directed by Pascal Rabaté, PATCHWORK FAMILY gives us the journey of a man who, for the first time, is willing to go the extra mile, and finds out it’s the last foot that may be the most difficult. (In French with subtitles) – T.W.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 11:50 AM -
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 1:20 PM

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM -
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:50 PM

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:20 PM -
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:50 PM

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Director
Pascal Rabaté

French director Pascal Rabaté first gained attention as a comic book writer and illustrator with his first comic, Ibicus – based on the book by Alexis Tolstoy. His first film, "Wandering Streams" is an adaptation of his own award-winning comic – the third best-selling title for publishers Gallimard-Futuropolis.

Filmography
"Wandering Streams" (2010), "Holidays by the Sea" (2011) – 36th CIFF, PATCHWORK FAMILY (2014)

Producer
Xavier Delmas

Screenwriting
Pascal Rabaté, Antoine Pinson

Cinematography
Benoît Chamaillard

Editing
Jean-François Elie

Principal Cast
Sami Bouajila, Isabelle Carré, Talina Boyaci, Gustave Kervern

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