Party Of Fools / Le Bal Des Folles

Party Of Fools

Synopsis : Paris, 1894. Every year, on the occa­sion of the Car­ni­val, a big and pop­u­lar ball is held in the men­tal insti­tu­tion of La Pitié Salpétrière. Politi­cians, artists and social fig­ures flock to the doors of this women-only insti­tu­tion, eager to attend the famous Par­ty of Fools. Among the patients, Fan­ni, unlike the oth­er women who are interned unjust­ly against their will, she is here vol­un­tar­i­ly. Her only goal: to find her moth­er and escape together.

Festival History : Deauville Film Festival 2023

Director : Arnaud Des Pallières
Producer : Arnaud Des Pallières
Screenplay : Arnaud Des Pallières, Christelle BERTHEVAS
DOP : David Chizallet
Editor : Aurélien Motard
Cast : Mélanie Thierry, Marina Fois, Carole Bouquet

Arnaud Des Pallières

Arnaud DES PALLIÈRES (1961, France) studied literature and worked as a stage actor. In the 1980s, he started his career as a director. His film Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013) won the Golden Iris at the Brussels Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.

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