THE SUCCESSOR

A film by Xavier LEGRAND

Cast : Marc-André GRONDIN

thriller / France, Belgium, Canada / Color / status : in production / French / long feature-film / International catalogue

Ellias Barnès, 30, is the newly-announced artistic director of a famous Parisian fashion house. But as expectations are high, he starts experiencing chest pain. Out of the blue he is called back to Montreal to organise his estranged father’s funeral and discovers that he may have inherited much worse than his father’s weak heart.

After the success of Custody (Venice Silver Lion Best Director and Best Debut awards, 4 César awards, including Best Film), Xavier Legrand deploys his razor sharp techniques of dread and suspense to create a very relatable world while simultaneously building on familiar themes in his work and exploring new terrain.