In Cannes from May 18th to 25th

Directed by

Nathan Coen

SILENT STABLE

Un Départ
Directed by

Nathan Coen

Year:

2024

Country:

France

Language:

French

Genre:

Drama | Coming of Age | Live-action

Runtime:

19 minutes

Synopsis

Felix, a 9-year-old boy, is about to move. He spends his free time at a stable but has never dared to ride a horse. He admires Victoria, a twelve-year-old equestrian prodigy. However, Felix is troubled by intriguing events: he observes with concern his friend's gradual distance and notices a strange relationship between her and their coach.

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Technical crew

Festivals

Why we love it

SILENT STABLE  is a much-needed child's film about the unhealthy closeness of adults and children in the world of sport. The film is a subtle and realistic testimony to sad childhood memories.

About the director

Nathan Coen began his career studying architectural and art photography with his uncle. From that moment on, he knew that his career would be linked to some form of artistic expression. After choosing the audiovisual option in high school, Nathan went on to study imaging at ESRA Paris. He then began working as an assistant cameraman on films. Seeing his passion for filmmaking develop, Nathan prepared for the Ateliers du Cinéma de Beaune competition, where he had the opportunity to follow Claude Lelouch for three years, from the preparation to the screening of one of his films. It was during this training that he wrote the screenplay for the short film IN THE STABLES. As well as directing, Nathan has been working for several years in color grading at the HD-Systems digital laboratory, further nurturing his love of images.

Intention Note

Nathan Coen sought to depict the complexity of the relationship between a young athlete and their coach. He explored the delicate balance of blind trust, essential for success but often prone to abuse. Coen aimed to shed light on the early signs of manipulation, which insidiously take hold over several years, eluding the perception of those around. In his exploration, he described the immense pressure experienced by children, who, silenced by fear and burdened by guilt, find themselves trapped, sometimes irreversibly.

Why we love it

SILENT STABLE  is a much-needed child's film about the unhealthy closeness of adults and children in the world of sport. The film is a subtle and realistic testimony to sad childhood memories.