The Prince

Un prince

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere

The 16-year-old Pierre-Joseph enrolls in an educational center with the goal of becoming a gardener. There, he will encounter the director Françoise Brown, the botany teacher Albert, and his employer Adrien, all of whom will play a crucial role in his education and the discovery of his sexuality. With an idiosyncratic directorial style and a highly unique artistic vision, one of the most intriguing contemporary auteurs draws us into a journey of transcendence, inner growth, and self-discovery within a cinematic realm that defies categorization and still remains uncharted.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Pierre Creton
Script: Pierre Creton, with the collaboration of Mathilde Girard, Cyril Neyrat, Vincent Barré
Cinematography: Antoine Pirotte, Léo Gil-Mena, Pierre Creton
Editing: Felix Rehm
Sound: Jules Jasko
Music: Jozef Van Wissem
Actors: Antoine Pirotte, Pierre Creton, Grégory Gadebois, Vincent Barré, Mathieu Amalric, Manon Schaap, Françoise Lebrun, Pierre Barray, Evelyne Didi
Production: Andolfi
Producers: Arnaud Dommerc
Format: DCP
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 82'
Contact: Andolfi
Awards/Distinctions: SACD Award Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes Film Festival 2023

Pierre Creton

Pierre Creton, born in 1966 in Seine-Maritime, is an artist and filmmaker. He was a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Le Havre. In 1991, after graduating, he became a farm worker, taking on a range of jobs from beekeeping to herding cattle, which led him to make films about the master/slave dynamic and the relationship between humans and animals. He lives and works in Normandy in the Pays de Caux region which he never tires of capturing and filming. He has made around twenty films, all shown at FIDMarseille and at numerous other international film festivals. Since 2020, he has been working as a freelance gardener for Maison Lambert.


2006 Voyage à Vézelay (short)
2009 Maniquerville
2017 Va, Toto!
2019 A Beautiful Summer
2023 The Prince