Tomorrow will be good (Demain, ça sera bien)

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Part 2 of the Festival programme

Portrait of two lost girls …

Celine, just 20 years, is already the mother of a little boy. She has no job, no home and now, no boyfriend.
But she has her best friend, she always can rely on her.
Melody, 19 years, had to learn to grow up by herself. She never complains, «c’est la vie!».
But today she can lose her place because of Celine.
They have one day to find a solution.

16 min

Ghent International Film Festival 2011: Best European Short Film

DIRECTED BY: Pauline Gay

WRITTEN BY: Pauline Gay & Benjamin Goby
PRODUCED BY: Jeremy Durand
EDITOR: Julie Léna
SOUND: Margot Testemale, Fanny Weinzaepflen
MAIN CAST: Céline Grün, Mélodie Ulla

About Pauline Gay

Pauline Gay was born in October 1982. After graduating from university, she studied at La fémis. In 2011, she studied at the California Institute of the Arts. She is from the working class and likes to explore different family backgrounds. DEMAIN, ÇA SERA BIEN, her graduation film, was selected for many film festivals including the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes.

Q&A with the director

How long did it take to make your short? 

It took me six months to make my short. Actually, everything happened very quickly. I wanted to find a young mother before writing anything and went to many social centres but I couldn’t find the right person. Then, one day, while walking along a playground, I found my actresses. In two months, I wrote and shot the film (I had about a week to shoot). At that time, I was a student at La fémis, and the school financed the film.

Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”? 

European cinema is much diversified in its attempts and proposals. I mean, every country has its own identity and this is what makes European cinema so original. Places, cultures, economies and political issues are different in all countries and push filmmakers to express themselves, to create and invent new forms. Co-production opportunities allow collective creation and make movies richer.

If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen? 

FISH TANK by Andrea Arnold – a movie I would like to have made myself; HUMAN RESOURCES by Laurent Cantet – the film talks about where I come from; TO OUR LOVES by Maurice Pialat – I’ll always be impressed by his directing; E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL by Steven Spielberg – the first film that I saw and that I always watch with a child’s soul; GOD’S OFFICES by Claire Simon – when I saw this movie, I thought that I was on the right direction in my way of making films.

What is your next project?

I spent one year at film festivals and helping others to do their projects. I wanted to feel useful and to learn more about other parts of the production of a film. Now, I write, I take notes about people I meet, situations that interest me, what I feel. But it’s only the beginning …


Ghent International Film Festival 2011: Best European Short Film

On the web

European Film Adwards
uniFrance – Pauline Gay
. IMDB – Pauline Gay


Film contacts:

La fémis
Géraldine Amgar
6 rue Francoeur
75018 Paris
tel. +33 1 53 41 21 16
fax +33 1 53 41 02 80


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