In the heart of the city, in the heart of life, in a public park, there was once... A bench... Quite simply. A breathing space, a moment, a break... A shelter, a haven, a refuge... A scene... A crossroads... Just a bit of wood and steel.
Adapted from Christophe Chabouté's graphic novel, Un Peu de Bois et D'acier showcases over 30 characters who's lives meet around a public bench. Touching and moving, it highlights the simplicity and the complexity of human relations with a dash of humor and poesy.
The bench becomes the link between crossed destinies and reaffirms the importance of all these brief moments life is made of.
A Bit of Wood and Steel is a silent dramatic comedy in black and white.
It is a symphony of universal stories that intersect and mingle in order to rediscover the emotions buried in us.
It is the expression of the universal and timeless nature of human emotions. A Bit of Wood and Steel needs no words, it is an invitation to sit and contemplate...
Antonin Le Guay took his directing classes in the United States before returning to France and devoting himself to writing. Seeking his human and artistic identity by confronting the world and Africa in particular, he enriches his writing with strong photographic fieldwork and claims a very graphic and sleek contrast style, which is reminiscent of drawings by Chabouté.
In 2010 he wrote and directed Sandgate a very personal short film on the theme of borders that he shot in the Tunisian desert and which gave its name to the production company. In 2013, he shoots Adieu (Farewell) and A Bit of Wood and Steel"announcing his return to short film with another adaptation from Chabouté's graphic novel for film, Tout Seul (All Alone).
The Cast :
Judith d’ALEAZZO, Jean-Pierre BILLAUD, Sébastien BLANC, Apolline BOILLOT, Hubert de BRIANÇON, Charlotte de BRIANÇON, Yves CARLEVARIS, Bruno CHAPELLE, Arnaud CHARRIN, Marie COLLINS, Ludivine DESROUSSEAUX, Dominique DEVERS, Attilio DI COSTANZO, Sebastian FISCHER, Romain FRANCISCO, Laeticia GIORDA, Fabrice HERBAUT, Luis INACIO, Seb JACQUET, Guillaume JULIOT, Mohamed KERRICHE, Julien KIRSCHE, Jonathan MANZAMBI, Gabriel de MONTESSUS, Christian MULOT, Stéphane NAVARRO, Crescence REBIERE, Maud ROULET, Géraldine SALES, Paddy SHERLOCK, Marie-Aline THOMASSIN, Bryan TOURNIE, Pierre TRAPET, Maxime TSHIBANGU, Michèle ULRICH, Aksel USTUN, Stanley WEBER