THE IDEAL PALACE

L'INCROYABLE HISTOIRE DU FACTEUR CHEVAL

By Nils TAVERNIER

DAYTERIUM - as BUYER REP

Drama - Completed 2018

South of France, 1879. Ferdinand Cheval is a reserved and quiet man. A rural mail carrier, he enjoys the loneliness around him, daydreaming about a world full of wonder and beauty. When his daughter Alice is born, he decides to build her a castle.

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Ventana Sur 2018
European Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nils TAVERNIER
    • Synopsis
    • South of France, 1879. Ferdinand Cheval (JACQUES GAMBLIN) is a reserved and quiet man. A rural
      mail carrier, he enjoys the loneliness of his 20 miles rounds, daydreaming about a word full of wonder
      and beauty he only glances through postcards and magazines. After the birth of Alice his daughter, he
      has a revelation: Building a castle to make her a princess. With no architectural background, driven
      by his love for Alice – the unconditional support of Philomène (LAETITIA CASTA) – his wife -and his
      vision - Ferdinand Cheval dedicated 33 years to build his unique masterpiece. His ideal palace was
      classified as a Historical Monument in 1969 and is considered as a landmark of the Naive Art.
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