SYNOPSIS An extraordinary friendship. David at 50 years old and Romain at 13.... David, a dermatology professor and crazy about his work, has been taking care of Romain since he was 2. Afflicted by a rare genetic deficiency, Romain has to live away from daylight. He is a “moon child”. Nothing seems to be able to separate them until the day David unexpectedly gets transferred. How is he to tell Romain of his departure?
REVIEWS Le Parisien: “Delphine Gleize uses pearls of emotion and tact, is hooked on everyday life and hope, and avoids sentimentality at all cost".
The Hollywood Reporter: “In this poignant disease drama, French auteur Delphine Gleize avoids the sentimental pandering of most terminal illness scenarios and instead focuses on a doctor’s near pathological obsession with his patients.”
Agraduate of the prestigious Femis School (National School of Image and SoundEngineering), Delphine Gleize was awarded the César for best short feature in 2000 for her directorial debut“Sale Batars” (1998). A regular at Cannes, in 1998 she presented her short “UnChateau en Espagne” at the Semaine de laCritique before competing in the category Un Certain Regard with the provocative “Carnages” in 2002. With “L’Hommequi rêvait d’un enfant” (2007), a drama which features Artus de Penguern andDarry Cowl – in his last role – Gleize returned to one of her privilegedthemes, that of the child’s awakening to the adult world and the complexrelationships that ensue. The same year, Jean Rochefort asked her to join himin directing a documentary on the world of horse riding entitled “CavaliersSeuls”, which deals with the relationship between a young equestrian prodigyand a veteran champion in obstacle jumping. In 2009, the director collaboratedwith cinematographer Crystel Fournier (“Tomboy”) to direct her stirring yetunsentimental fictional feature “La Permission de minuit” that chronicles thefriendship between an ill-adjusted, devoted surgeon and his rebelliousadolescent patient struck with a rare genetic disorder…
Quentin Challal (Actor)
Quentin Challal was born April 4 1997,and lives in Paris. He was selected in the film by Delphine Gleize : « La Permission de Minuit » (THE MOON CHILD ) when he was only 13 years old. In this first role he was the partner of the famous actor Vincent Lindon who helped him and supported him on the film set. A start toward a big acting career?
FILMOGRAPHY Les Méduses (2000) Carnages (2001) L’Homme qui rêvait d’un enfant (2005) Cavaliers Seuls (2009)