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A table

Quinzaine 1998 | Short film | 19 m

« To ward off anxiety, nothingness, ghosts. And find strength in eating, laughing, communicating. » « Stick together! » – That’s the rallying cry of the Surdutowicz family: at table, at the hospital, everywhere. Rénia, the grandmother, falls ill and the entire family gathers around her, to talk, laugh and complain like they have always done during meals, so as to ward off time, so that things return to the way they used to be. They all hope and pray death doesn’t exist. And as Rénia says: « When I’m around, everything’s all right ».


Aurélie Saada
Emmanuelle Devos
Éric Wapler
Laurence Février
Lionel Abelanski
Michel Feldman
Michel Jonasz
Nathalie Lévy-Lang
Ruben Pariente
Samir Guesni
Solange Najman
Valérie Benguigi
Vladek Skornik


Idit Cébula, Céline Lévy-Nieszawer

Eric Weber

Frédéric Ullmann

Michel Klochendler

Set decoration
Valérie Abelanski, Eric Bécavin, Valérie Berman

Production : Gaïa Films, 17 rue de l’Échiquier, 75010 Paris, France, Tél: (33 1) 45 23 23 10, Fax: (33 1) 47 70 20 61, e mail: Vente à l’étranger : Gaïa Films