Madeleine Collins

by Antoine Barraud

France, Belgium, Switzerland
2021
102 min
French OV
Feature film
Fiction
Color
DCP

Antoine Barraud will be attending

Out of Competition 2021

Official synopsis

Judith leads a busy double life between Switzerland and France. On the one hand there's Abdel, with whom she has a little girl, and on the other Melvil, with whom she has two older boys. Gradually, this delicate balancing act built on lies, secrets, and constant to-ing and fro-ing starts cracking up under the pressure.

The programmer’s eye

Madeleine Collins has particular strength: that of opening abysses and chasms under our feet, drawing us into the game of fiction. Antoine Barraud's third feature film provides a rare, delicious and unmistakably Hitchcockian vertigo. Yet, this tutelary presence is not intrusive. The master of suspense is there without being there, just like the main character. The duplicitous woman wonderfully interpreted by Virginie Efira is called Judith; so what’s “Madeleine Collins” the name of? Without going any further, without revealing anything, let's just say it’s the name of a brilliant film. — Nathan Reneaud

Biography and Filmography

Antoine Barraud directed his first short film, “Monstre”, in 2004, followed by “Déluge” in 2005 and “Monstre Number Two” in 2007. He then went on to make several experimental documentaries about other filmmakers, including Kenneth Anger, Shuji Terayama and Koji Wakamatsu. He co-produced the medium-length film “Madame Butterfly” by Ming-Liang Tsai in 2008 and co-directed the short film “Son of a Gun” in 2011, with Claire Doyon. The following year, he produced Stephen Dwoskin's latest film, “Age is…”, and also directed his first feature-length film, “The Sinkholes”. Both films had their world premiere at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival. In 2014 he directed his second feature-length film, “Portrait of the Artist”, starring Bertrand Bonello (presented at the 2015 Berlinale). More recently, he has also produced, via his production company House on Fire, “The Ornithologist”, directed by the Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues (Locarno 2016 Director's Award), and “Cassandro, the Exotico” directed by Marie Losier (Acid 2018).

2021 - MADELEINE COLLINS - Antoine Barraud - Director, screenwriter
2018 - CASSANDRO THE EXOTICO! - Marie Losier - Screenwriter
2015 - PAR CE CHEMIN DESCENDENT LES OMBRES (Short) - Didier D'Abreu - Screenwriter
2015 - ROUGE (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Director, screenwriter
2014 - YELLOWBIRD - Christian De Vita - Screenwriter
2014 - PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST - Antoine Barraud - Director, screenwriter
2012 - THE SKINHOLES - Antoine Barraud - Director, screenwriter
2011 - SON OF A GUN (Short) - Antoine Barraud, Claire Doyon - Director, screenwriter
2010 - LA FORÊT DES SONGES (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Director, screenwriter
2009 - DANIÈLE GOULD - Antoine Barraud - Director
2009 - RIVER OF ANGER (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Director
2008 - MONSTRE NUMÉRO DEUX (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Réalisateur, scénariste
2007 - SONG (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Réalisateur
2006 - DÉLUGE (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Réalisateur, scénariste
2005 - MONSTRE (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Réalisateur, scénariste
2001 - LA CHIENNE DU MONDE (Short) - Loïc Jourdain - Scénariste
1999 - LE GRAND JEU (Short) - Antoine Lepoivre - Scénariste

Antoine Barraud, in collaboration with Héléna Klotz

Virginie Efira, Bruno Salomone, Quim Gutiérrez...

Les films du Bélier, Frakas Productions, Close Up Films, VOO & Be tv, RTBF

Paname Distribution, UFO Distribution

Charades

de Antoine Barraud

Antoine Barraud directed his first short film, “Monstre”, in 2004, followed by “Déluge” in 2005 and “Monstre Number Two” in 2007. He then went on to make several experimental documentaries about other filmmakers, including Kenneth Anger, Shuji Terayama and Koji Wakamatsu. He co-produced the medium-length film “Madame Butterfly” by Ming-Liang Tsai in 2008 and co-directed the short film “Son of a Gun” in 2011, with Claire Doyon. The following year, he produced Stephen Dwoskin's latest film, “Age is…”, and also directed his first feature-length film, “The Sinkholes”. Both films had their world premiere at the 2012 Locarno Film Festival. In 2014 he directed his second feature-length film, “Portrait of the Artist”, starring Bertrand Bonello (presented at the 2015 Berlinale). More recently, he has also produced, via his production company House on Fire, “The Ornithologist”, directed by the Portuguese director João Pedro Rodrigues (Locarno 2016 Director's Award), and “Cassandro, the Exotico” directed by Marie Losier (Acid 2018).

2021 - MADELEINE COLLINS - Antoine Barraud - Director, screenwriter
2018 - CASSANDRO THE EXOTICO! - Marie Losier - Screenwriter
2015 - PAR CE CHEMIN DESCENDENT LES OMBRES (Short) - Didier D'Abreu - Screenwriter
2015 - ROUGE (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Director, screenwriter
2014 - YELLOWBIRD - Christian De Vita - Screenwriter
2014 - PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST - Antoine Barraud - Director, screenwriter
2012 - THE SKINHOLES - Antoine Barraud - Director, screenwriter
2011 - SON OF A GUN (Short) - Antoine Barraud, Claire Doyon - Director, screenwriter
2010 - LA FORÊT DES SONGES (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Director, screenwriter
2009 - DANIÈLE GOULD - Antoine Barraud - Director
2009 - RIVER OF ANGER (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Director
2008 - MONSTRE NUMÉRO DEUX (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Réalisateur, scénariste
2007 - SONG (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Réalisateur
2006 - DÉLUGE (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Réalisateur, scénariste
2005 - MONSTRE (Short) - Antoine Barraud - Réalisateur, scénariste
2001 - LA CHIENNE DU MONDE (Short) - Loïc Jourdain - Scénariste
1999 - LE GRAND JEU (Short) - Antoine Lepoivre - Scénariste