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ESTHER KAHN
In Competition – Feature Films

ESTHER KAHN

Directed by : Arnaud DESPLECHIN

Country : FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM Length : 157 minutes

Synopsis

London, at the end of the 19th Century. Esther Kahn lives in the East End, her parents are Jewish migrants, they all work in the family sweatshop.

Esther is slow and stubborn, she never has an opinion about anything, she never feels anything for anybody: she's a stone.

Yet she forces us to consider questions usually reserved for philosophers: if I am capable of dreaming, how can I know that the world exists? What if all we do is imitate life? Where will "real life" happen?

But as hard as she tries to imitate others, Esther comes to realize that this isn't the way to become a person.

Then, once in the theatre Esther "wakes up", she comes to life: because she doesn't watch the play like others do, she lives it.

Esther decides to become an actress.

She now begins to learn ho

Credits

Martine GIORDANO - Film Editor

Arnaud DESPLECHIN - Script / Dialogue

Arnaud DESPLECHIN - Director

Emmanuel BOURDIEU - Script / Dialogue

Eric GAUTIER - Cinematography

Howard SHORE - Music

Hervé DE LUZE - Film Editor

Jon HENSON - Set decorator

Casting

Emmanuelle DEVOS - Sylvia, the Italian girl

Fabrice DESPLECHIN - Philippe Haygard

Laszlo SZABO - Ytzhak Kahn

Ian HOLM - Nathan Quellen

Summer PHOENIX - Esther Kahn

Frances BARBER - Rivka Kahn

Film poster © DR

In Competition – Feature Films Released on Arnaud DESPLECHIN

ESTHER KAHN

London, at the end of the 19th Century. Esther Kahn lives in the East End, her parents are Jewish migrants, they all work in the family sweatshop....
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