Archive of films Kacey Mottet Klein, Birth of an Actor / Kacey Mottet Klein, naissance d’un acteur
2015, 14 min
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
How does a child become an actor? And how does the acting profession influence his or her relationship to the world? In Ursula Meier’s documentary teenage Kacey Mottet Klein answers these very questions. Following the road from the playground to the film set, the film presents a study of how mind and body mature before the camera lens.
How does the acting profession influence a child actor’s relationship to the world? In Ursula Meier’s documentary teenage Kacey Mottet Klein answers this question. The years pass by, the youngster’s experience grows, perceptions change. The portrait begins with his primal fascination with the camera – that “huge spider with long legs” whose piercing gaze must be avoided – and ends by contemplating how difficult it must be for actors to take leave of role after role and find themselves again. Following the road from the playground to the film set, the movie presents a study of how mind and body mature before the camera lens.
About the director
Ursula Meier (b. 1971, Besançon, France) graduated in filmmaking from the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) in Belgium. Initially engaged in shooting shorts and documentaries, her feature debut Home (2008) premiered in Cannes’ Critics’ Week and reaped numerous awards around the world (e.g. Switzerland’s Best Emerging Actor for Kacey Mottet Klein). Meier also cast Klein in her second feature Sister (2012), which took a Silver Bear at the Berlinale.
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About the film
|Section:||Documentary Films - Competition|
|Screenplay:||Antoine Jaccoud, Ursula Meier|
|Dir. of Photography:||Agnès Godard, Ursula Meier, Jeanne Rektorik|
|Music:||John Parish, Catherine Graindorge|
|Producer:||Isabelle Zampiero, Francine Pickel, Vincent Adatte|
|Production:||Milos-Films SA, La Lanterne Magique|
|Coproduction:||RTS Radio Télévision Suisse|
Catherine Ann Berger
Film Institution Rep.