The Bare Necessity (Perdrix)



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Film Info
Original Title:Perdrix
Program:Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers 2020
Virtual Cinema
Comedy Drama
Romantic Comedy
Release Year:2019
Runtime:100 min
Festivals & Awards:2019 Cannes Directors' Fortnight
Director:Erwan Le Duc
Producer:Stéphanie Bermann
Alexis Dulguerian
Cinematographer:Alexis Kavyrchine
Screenwriter:Erwan Le Duc
Editor:Julie Dupré
Composer:Julie Roué
Principal Cast:Swann Arlaud
Maud Wyler
Fanny Ardant


MSP Film Presents Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers 2020!

While we are unable to host our annual Lumières Françaises festival in the theater, we are thrilled to bring you an exciting program of new French cinema to enjoy from the comfort of your home! We are partnering with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and Kino Lorber to present Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers 2020!

Watching the Burning Bright films directly supports MSP Film, thank you! Special thanks to FIAF, Burning Bright is curated by FIAF Film Curator Delphine Selles-Alvarez with Louise Bertin and Louise Masson.

About the Film

In Erwan Le Duc’s debut feature film, he imagines the idyllic woods of the Vosges Mountains as home to revolutionary nudists, obsessive earthworm scientists, reenactors staging pyrotechnic facsimiles of World War II battles, and a host of other eccentrics. Police officer Captain Pierre Perdrix is the oddity, a regular guy whose buttoned-up life starts to unfurl when out-of-towner Juliette turns up after being robbed by a militant nudist. Perdix takes up the case and thus begins a fantastic odyssey, encountering a motley crew of characters, including the great Fanny Ardant as Perdrix’s quirky mother.

The Bare Necessity had its world premiere at 2019 Cannes Directors' Fortnight and was nominated for the 2020 Lumiere Award for Best First Film (Meilleur premier film), Erwan Le Duc (director).


"A pair of winning central performances and a heartfelt, drolly funny script elevate a breezily comic love story set in a small French town." – Variety

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