The Page Turner
La Tourneuse de Pages
A film by Denis Dercourt
Mélanie, aged about ten, seems to have a special gift for the piano.
She takes the Conservatory entrance exam, but fails after being distracted by the thoughtless behaviour of the chairwoman of the jury, a well known concert pianist. Bitterly disappointed, Mélanie gives up the piano forever.
Ten years later, Mélanie meets Mr. Fouchécourt, the husband of the woman who changed her life without a doubt. Soon, Mr. Fouchécourt recruits her into his home to look after his son.
Mrs. Fouchécourt soon warms to Mélanie when her musical sensitivity comes out, and the young woman becomes her personal page turner...
- Catherine Frot (Ariane)
- Déborah François (Mélanie)
- Pascal Gréggory (Mr Fouchecourt)
- Jérome Peyrebrune
- François Gédigier
- Jérome Lemmonier
- Running time
- 85 min
- 35mm - 1.85
awards & nominations
- CANNES 2006 - OFFICIAL SELECTION - UN CERTAIN REGARD
- TORONTO 2006 - CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA PROGRAMME
screenings in festivals & markets