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Becoming Cary Grant

Becoming Cary Grant

Mark Kidel

France | 2017 | 1 h 25 min
Becoming Cary Grant reveals a lesser known facet of Cary Grant, one of the greatest icons of golden age Hollywood cinema. Hidden behind his legendary elegance and charm is a young child perturbed by his mother’s internment at a psychiatric hospital, an event which led him to be one of the firsts to use LSD therapy. Inspired by his unpublished autobiography, this film uses first person narration and a vast amount of content filmed by the actor, offering a touching insight into his personal growth, which was filled with richness, but also chaos. Beyond the classic biography, this surprising incursion into Grant’s intimate life abounds with testimonies and unpublished archived materials, allowing us explore the meanderings of his insecurities and accompany him in his quest for his true identity.
Overview of some festivals:

Gent Film Fest, Gent, Belgium (2017)
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, Scotland (2017)
Beirut International Film Festival, Beirut, Lebanon (2017)
Deauville International Film Festival, France (2017)
Cannes Festival, France (2017)
Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel (2014)

Last update in March 2018
Director Mark Kidel
Script Mark Kidel, Nick Ware
Production Katya Laraison, Christian Popp, Nick Ware
Editing Cyril Leuthy
Cast Jonathan Pryce
Sound mixing Adam Wolny
Cinematographer Jean-Marie Delorme
Distribution Arte France
Decoration Valérie Valéro
Music The Insects, Adrian Utley

Production

Mark Kidel

Mark Kidel