European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022
European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022

Thus began Antoine’s Downgoing / Ainsi commença le déclin d’Antoine

by Paul Rigoux

(Fiction, France, 2021, 22', C, En ST) with Mélodie Adda, Abraham Wapler

Thus began Antoine’s Downgoing

Antoine – a grieving loner – spends his days in a café on the Place de Clichy watching people. Every day, he sees a woman he calls Albertine get out of the metro and go to the cinema. Today, he takes it upon himself to talk to her.


Paul Rigoux
Paul Rigoux

Paul Rigoux was born in Bordeaux. After a Master’s degree in film law and a diploma in distribution at the Fémis, Ainsi commença le déclin d’Antoine, his first short film.

Other movies: Competition Prix Sauvage Corto