Interview with Guillaume Mainguet, director of Vincent Before Noon
Saturday 30 January 2021, by
A father pays his son a visit after years of conflict and turns up in the middle of his house move. The son Vincent reacts violently to that intrusion. Emotionally weakened, the father involuntarily reveals the true reason of his visit, which revives the tension between them. Within a few minutes, the anger, the memories and the crossed looks move the two men deeply.
Vincent Before Noon won the Audience Prize at the Winter edition of Emerging Filmmakers Night. Mainguet delivers a well-paced, moving short, taking fully-rounded characters on an emotionally complex journey. No mean feat for a film that’s under 20 minutes. It’s a thoroughly engaging and satisfying watch, which gives us a promising taste of his upcoming feature.
Guillaume spoke to us at length about his work as a programmer, his real-life inspiration for this short, his work with actors and his upcoming feature film script.
Occasional popping alert! I tried using a cool-looking headphone mic and it backfired somewhat -
Get in touch if you want to ask Guillaume anything!