Portraits Chinois


1h 45m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Lies - to themselves and to others - are the common link between nine artistically inclined Parisian friends, whose personal and professional lives intersect over this two year period: Ada is English-born designer who works for the haute couture house of Rene Sandre and is living with Paul; Paul is

Film Details

Also Known As
Chinese Portrait, The, Shadow Play
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
PHAEDRA/PHAEDRA CINEMA
Location
Paris, France; Corsica, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Lies - to themselves and to others - are the common link between nine artistically inclined Parisian friends, whose personal and professional lives intersect over this two year period: Ada is English-born designer who works for the haute couture house of Rene Sandre and is living with Paul; Paul is a scrrenwriter whose writing partner Guido is continually distracted by his messy love life; Lise is a young designer who fancies Paul; Alphonse is a film producer eagerly awaiting a script from Paul and Guido; and Yves is the director trying to stay faithful to his wife Nina.

Film Details

Also Known As
Chinese Portrait, The, Shadow Play
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
PHAEDRA/PHAEDRA CINEMA
Location
Paris, France; Corsica, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States Fall November 5, 1999

Released in United States July 1997

Released in United States May 19, 2000

Released in United States on Video May 30, 2006

Released in United States September 1996

Martine Dugowson awarded best director at the 1997 Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

Shown at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 4-12, 1997.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 1996.

Began shooting July 17, 1995.

Completed shooting October 13, 1995.

Released in United States 1997 (Martine Dugowson awarded best director at the 1997 Karlovy Vary Film Festival.)

Released in United States May 19, 2000 (MUsic Hall; Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video May 30, 2006

Released in United States July 1997 (Shown at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 4-12, 1997.)

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 5-14, 1996.)

Released in United States Fall November 5, 1999 (NY)