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May 16 - June 9, 2013   Start the Festival in style with the SIFF 2013 Opening Night Gala! The evening features the Seattle premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend.

Low Profile

Director Cecilia Rouaud scheduled to attend | June 8 & June 9

After a fresh breakup with his wife, Yvan (the charismatic Denis Ménochet) decides to leave Paris and start a new life. Except that he finds himself stuck with the son she had with another man.

June 8, 2013
6:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed
June 9, 2013
11:00 AM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed

Divorced, 30-something Yvan is a relatively well-respected schoolteacher, and still hunky enough to get attention from women, but overall, he's pretty washed up. His wife left him to live with her new lover in Thailand. His teenage daughters moved out to live with his OCD but lovable sister Ariane, and they aren't too wild about their dad: one of them is organizing a boycott of the school cafeteria and the other thinks he is a womanizer. He is depressed and tired of his life in Paris, and is ready to leave his teaching gig at a public school for a cushier position at a private school in Brittany. But just when Yvan decides to give up, he feels obliged to adopt a reticent little boy named Léo—the product of his ex-wife's love affair with another man. Léo moves in, and although he doesn't talk much, and insists on carrying around a raggedy doll, Yvan tries his best to care for the boy. Around the same time, Yvan starts a flirtation with a fiery, beautiful woman, who seems interested in Yvan despite the many failings that seem so obvious to the other people in his life. With these two new relationships, Yvan finds that he does, in fact, have reasons to stay and rebuild his life. With great performances by Vanessa Paradis and Denis Ménochet and an uplifting acoustic indie soundtrack, Low Profile examines the way people can get lost, but eventually begin to find each other, and themselves, again. 

Director Biography
Cécilia Rouaud studied literature in Paris and has worked on many films as an assistant director, production manager, and writer. She directed the short film Lapin intégral in 2003. This is her first feature film.

Sponsored in part by French American Cultural Society, The French American School of Puget Sound, French Embassy in the United States, French Immersion School of Washington, Alliance Francaise de Seattle, TV5 Monde, French-American Chamber of Commerce

Director: Cécilia Rouaud
Principal Cast: Denis Ménochet, Vanessa Paradis, Léa Drucker, Laurent Lucas
Premiere Status: North America
Country: France
Year: 2012
Running Time: 96 minutes
Producer: Saga Blanchard
Screenplay: Cécilia Rouaud
Cinematographers: Renaud Chassaing
Editors: Fabrice Rouaud
Music: JP Nataf
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: French
Subtitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Kinology
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