Production design / The Ceremony / French Quarter Film
Director Lina Mannheimer
Producer Mathilde Dedye
Director of Photography Daniel Tacaks
Production designer Elle Kunnos de Voss
Assistant Art Director New York Seunghee Seo
Assistant Art Director Stockholm Henrik Borggren
Assistant Art Director Gothenburg Charlie Davidson
Set Dressers/Trainees Gothenburg Frida Andersson / Jenny Ekman / Lisa Elverfors
Costume assistant Cassandra Sandberg
The Ceremony, a film about love and friendship, depicts cross-border relationships where dominance and submission are central. Audiences meet the fascinating and unusual writer Catherine Robbe-Grillet and those closest to her.
Catherine Robbe-Grillet, a sharp intellectual born in 1930, published her first book, L'image, in 1956. It was banned and publicly burned in Paris. After more than 50 years of exploring eroticism and the world of sadomasochism, today Robbe-Grillet is widely considered France's most famous dominatrix.
Intimate material reveals documentary participants sharing views on art, norms, identity, ageing, loneliness, friendship, and love. The spectator is invited into a fascinating, evocative, and private world depicting staged, stylized sadomasochist ceremonies based on Robbe-Grillet's universe.