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Table Manners

Tous à table
Director: Ursula Meier

Switzerland, Belgium, Comedy, 2000, 30 min, french with english and lithuanian subtitles, V
A group of friends get together for a birthday dinner. The meal is nearly over. The atmosphere is very lively, with people singing, drinking, smoking, kissing, hugging and telling jokes… Then someone asks a riddle: "In the Amazon, three ants are walking on a tree stump…". There is no question of leaving the table until it has been solved. The evening soon changes tune and people start to reveal their true selves... “Table Manners” is an intelligent, highly amusing and very human comedy.
 
Awards:
 
2001 – Press Award, Audience Award and Recherché Award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France).
2001 – Best French-language Short Film Award at the Créteil International Women's Film Festival (France).
Section: Ursula Meier Film Retrospective

Screenplay: Ursula Meier

Dir. of Photography: Samuel Dravet, Sacha Wiernick

Cast: Stéphane Auberghen, Bernard Breuse, Philip Busby, Anne Carpriau, Circée Lethem, Sabrina Leurquin, Magali Pinglaut, Georges Saint-Yves, Bernard Sens, Jean Vercheval