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Carré 35 (Plot 35), Eric Caravaca's intimate reflections on a family secret

Film still of Carré 35 (Plot 35)

Film still of Carré 35 (Plot 35) © RR

After winning the César for Most Promising Actor in 2000 for C’est quoi la vie?, and moving behind the camera in 2004 for Le Passager (The Passenger), the French actor Eric Caravaca has completed his second film, Carré 35 (Plot 35), presented at a Special Screening.

On a film set, Eric Caravaca finds himself on a cemetery pathway, filled with tombstones covered with toys that have darkened over time, known as the "children's patch". As he experiences a deep sadness, one that he almost feels is not his own, he starts to reflect upon his own past and the reasons why he feels so overcome by it. And from this thinking came Carré 35 (Plot 35).


First and foremost, Carré 35 (Plot 35), is the story of a secret, that of the death of Eric Caravaca's sister at the age of three. This sister, who people had barely spoken to him about and of whom no photographs had been kept. The producer decided to make a film that would look at this forgotten life. But he found himself faced with a real challenge: how could he do this with no pictures? How could he film an empty shape?


And so Eric Caravaca embarked on a veritable investigation. Clues, important dates, official and administrative documents and even family films on Super 8… So much evidence unearthed to create the visual material and reawaken memories of Carré 35 (Plot 35).

Believing that I was going to simply uncover the story of a forgotten life, I opened a hidden door to an experience that I had been unaware of, to this subconscious memory that is in each one of us and that makes us what we are.

Through this extremely personal story, Eric Caravaca produces a reflection that is more absolute, more universal, connected to existence, death, intimacy and History. Carré 35 (Plot 35) is the second feature film by this filmmaker, coming thirteen years after Le Passager, in which he was already exploring the question of identity, through a character trying to reconnect with a painful family past.

Written by Eugénie Malinjod

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Eric CARAVACA

FRANCE - 2017

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Carré 35 (Plot 35), Eric Caravaca's intimate reflections on a family secret

After winning the César for Most Promising Actor in 2000 for C’est quoi la vie?, and moving behind the camera in 2004 for Le Passager (The Passenger), the French actor Eric Caravaca has completed his second film, Carré 35 (Plot 35), presented at a Special Screening.

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