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Vincent n’a pas d’écailles

France | 2014 | 77 minutes | Thomas Salvador

In this charming and understated mash-up of magic realism and superhero drama, a quiet drifter finds normalcy with a construction job and a friendly woman. Everything is thrown into jeopardy when his unique powers are discovered in this wonderfully strange tale. Director Thomas Salvador scheduled to attend.

May 24, 2015
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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May 25, 2015
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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May 28, 2015
Lincoln Square Cinemas  
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What begins as a quiet, quirky love story quickly transforms into an adrenaline-pumping superhero manhunt, in Thomas Salvador’s strange tale of a man coming to terms with his difference. Vincent is a mild-mannered guy who takes odd jobs and mostly keeps to himself—but he has a secret. When immersed in water, Vincent gains superhuman strength and speedy swimming abilities. He lives life business as usual, trying to keep under the radar, until a chance meeting with adorably free-spirited Lucie opens his heart and brings him out of his shell. Lucie learns of his ability and takes it all in stride with a quiet bewilderment. After all, what is true love if not an acceptance of all your partner’s little eccentricities? The peaceful happiness Vincent starts getting used to is demolished in a second, however, when an altercation at his construction job causes his powers to be discovered, and a madcap police chase begins. More of a character drama than a flashy superhero film, Vincent boasts strong, nuanced lead performances and a quietly beautiful atmosphere that makes it a must-see reinvention of the superhero fantasy.

Director Biography
Filmmaker, mountain climber, and acrobat, Thomas Salvador isn’t afraid of taking risks. Born in Paris, Salvador directed his first short film in 1997 and was immediately hooked. During a residency at Villa Médicis he worked on several film projects and participated in various art retrospectives. Vincent is his first feature film.

Sponsored by Alliance Française de Seattle, French American Cultural Society, French Immersion School of Washington, The French American School of Puget Sound, TV5MONDE

Director: Thomas Salvador
Principal Cast: Thomas Salvador, Vimala Pons, Youssef Hajdi, Nicolas Jaillet, Nina Meurisse
Country: France
Year: 2014
Running Time: 77 minutes
Producer: Julie Salvador
Screenplay: Thomas Salvador, Thomas Cheysson, Thomas Bidegain
Cinematographers: Alexis Kavyrchine
Editors: Guillaume Saignol
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: French
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Le Pacte
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