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The Ceremony

Thursday, March 19
2:00PM - 3:15PM

France's most famous dominatrix, two close friends and two lovers share their innermost thoughts about love, friendship, dominance and submission - as we meet the unusual and fascinating author Catherine Robbe-Grillet and her inner circle.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Sweden
Language: French
Year: 2014
Runtime: 75min

Director: Lina Mannheimer

Executive Producer: Mattias Sandström

Producer: Mathilde Dedye, Sara Stockmann, Bertrand Scalabre

Screenwriter: Lina Mannheimer

Cinematographer: Daniel Takács

Editor: Laureline Delom

Production Designer: Elle Kunnos de Voss

Sound Designer: jess wolfsberg

Music: Jonas Colstrup

Principal Cast: Catherine Robbe-Grillet, Beverly Charpentier


Lina Mannheimer has worked with director Gilles Bourdos and at the New York-based company Salty Features. In 2010 she directed a short film, The Contract, presenting a glimpse of the universe of Catherine Robbe-Grillet. The film premiered at IDFA in 2010 and has traveled the world since then. The Ceremony is Mannheimer’s debut documentary feature.

Sales Agent: Autlook

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Isabella Rodriguez
French Quarter Film

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Sara Rüster



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