Programme

DELETE HISTORY (EFFACER L’HISTORIQUE)

Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

France, Belgium, 2020 / 106 min / French OV with English subt. / comedy

International Premiere

The story of everyday people totally overwhelmed by new technologies but dead set on striking back.

In a provincial housing estate in France, three neighbours can’t seem to get to grips with new technologies and social media. Mary has fallen victim to blackmail due to a sex tape of her that has been leaked online, Bertrand’s daughter is being bullied at school and Christine, a cab driver, is seriously depressed that her clients’ bad ratings refuse to improve. Together, they decide to strike back at the Internet giants. Basically, a lost cause…or is it?

Screenings
Fri 06/03 18:30 Ciné Utopia FR OV with EN subt. Public https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=28926&kassi...
Sun 08/03 16:30 Ciné Utopia FR OV with EN subt. Public https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=28984&kassi...
Fri 13/03 20:30 Cinémathèque FR OV with EN subt. Public https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=28960&kassi...
Awards
  • Silver Bear, Berlinale, 2020 (Germany)
  • Berliner Morgenpost Readers' Jury Award, Berlinale, 2020 (Germany)
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Denis O'Hare, Benoît Poelvoorde, Corinne Masiero, Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners, Denis Podalydès, Michel Houellebecq, Blanche Gardin, Avant Strangel, Jackie Berroyer
Screenplay 
Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern
Cinematographer 
Hugues Poulain
Sound 
Nicolas Tran Trong, Bruno Seznec, Régis Boussin
Set 
Madphil
Production 
Les Films du Worso, No Money Productions, Scope Pictures
Distribution 
September Film
Biography

Benoît Delépine is a French filmmaker. After having studied journalism and having tried his hand in an advertising agency, he ended up working for Canal+ during the 1980s. For six years he was one of the authors of the satirical French TV show Les Guignols before becoming one of the political news satire Groland’s emblematic figures. In 1999, he met Gustave Kervern with whom he went on to collaborate on numerous short sketches on the TV show Grolandsat. Together, they direct their first critically acclaimed film Aaltra (2004). They have since directed another 7 films together, including their latest comedy Effacer l’historique (2020), as well as Avida (2006) which screened out of competition in Cannes. The two are know for their deadpan humour.

Born in 1962, Gustave Kervern is a French filmmaker. He first worked for several TV shows before a short stay at a radio station. In 1999 he met Benoît Delépine with whom he collaborated for Canal+’s TV show Grolandsat. Together they direct eight films including Avida (2006) which is screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006. Effacer l’historique (2020) is the duo’s latest film.

Filmography
  • Benoît Delépine
  • 2020 – Effacer l’historique
  • 2018 – I Feel Good
  • 2016 – Saint Amour
  • 2015 – Groland le gros métrage
  • 2014 – Near Death Experience
  • 2014 – Enfin la fin (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2012 – Le grand soir
  • 2012 – Mammuth
  • 2010 – Comme un chien (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2008 – Louise-Michel
  • 2006 – Avida
  • 2004 – Aaltra
  • Gustave Kervern
  • 2020 – Effacer l’historique
  • 2018 – I Feel Good
  • 2016 – Saint Amour
  • 2014 – Near Death Experience
  • 2012 – Le grand soir
  • 2010 – Mammuth
  • 2010 – La collection pique sa crise : Ya basta ! (épisode de la série TV / episode of the TV series / 1 Folge der Fernsehserie)
  • 2008 – Louise-Michel
  • 2006 – Avida
  • 2004 – Aaltra