Around A Small Mountain
Around A Small Mountain

Around A Small Mountain

A film by Jacques Rivette
World premiere date: Festival de Venise 2009
French release date: September 9, 2009

On the eve of the start of the summer tour, the owner and founder of a small circus dies suddenly. The troupe, in an attempt to save the season, decides to call upon the owner’s eldest daughter, Kate. Even though she has left the circus over fifteen years ago, she accepts, to everyone’s surprise, to put her present activities on hold and joins them.
Chance puts an Italian on her path – Vittorio. Intrigued by Kate’s personality and passionate for the life of a circus, he decides to follow them for a little while. Little by little, he will integrate the life of the troupe, so much so that he will cross the line and become part of the show. But above all, he will try to pierce Kate’s secret: why did she leave the circus in the past, and why did she accept to come backx
At the end of the tour each will go his own way. But which way is that?

With Jane Birkin, Sergio Castellitto,
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— director
Jacques Rivette
— cast
Jane Birkin, Sergio Castellitto,
— producers
Martine Marignac, Maurice Tinchant (Pierre Grise Productions), France 2 Cinéma (France), Cinemaundici (Italie),Luigi Musini, Roberto Cicutto et Ermanno Olmi, Rai Cinema (Italie), Alien Produzioni (Italie), Sergio Castellitto et Margaret Mazzantini
— duration
— production year
— release date france
September 9, 2009
— nationality
France, Italy
— screenplay
Jacques Rivette, Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, Sergio Castellitto, Shirel Amitay
— french distributor
Les Films du Losange
— international sales
Les Films du Losange
— with the participation of
Canal+, France 2, RAI Cinema, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Ministère de la Culture Italien
— supported by
La Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Le Centre National de la Cinématographie, du programme Media Plus de la Communauté Européenne
— format
— sound format
Dolby SRD
— cinematographer
Irina Lubtchansky
— sound
Olivier Schwob
— editing
Nicole Lubtchansky
— music
Pierre Allio
— costume designer
Laurence Struz
— production designer
Manu de Chauvigny, Giuseppe Pirrotta
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