Thus Began Antoine’s

directed by Paul Rigoux

France | 2021 | 22 mins
Drama, Romance


Antoine – grieving loner – spends his days in a café on Place Clichy watching people. Every day, he sees a woman he calls Albertine get out of the subway and go to the movies.

Today, he takes it upon himself to talk to her. Thus began Antoine’s down-going.


Director: Paul Rigoux
Writer: Paul Rigoux
Producers: Karim Chir, Sélim Moundy
Cast: Abraham Wapler, Mélodie Adda

Screening schedule

27 June > 3 July
Online screening
(Germany only)


French with English subtitles


Drama, Romance

Festivals and Awards

Champs-Élysées Film Festival
Molodist International Film Festival Kiyv
Cabourg Romantic Film Festival
HOF International Film Festival

About the Director

After a Master 2 in Film Law, Paul Rigoux, from Bordeaux, joins la Fémis in Paris for the Distribution course.

Thus Began Antoine’s Down-Going is his first short film.