Directed by François Breniaux

François Breniaux is a french director et script-writer born in Genève in 1972.

After graduating in dramatic arts at Cours Simon, he moved towards staging. At the same time, he decided during a few years to work on movie sets as a studio manager. In 2002, he got the chance to follow and shoot Claude Miller on La Petite Lili's shooting. He became since then specialised in making of feature-lenght movies and worked for Gerard Jugnot, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Charlotte de Turckheim, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt & Dominique Farrugia.

In 2006, he wrote and directed the short-movie Honeymoon, adaptation of Henri Vincenot's novel Le Maître des Abeilles (Denoël Editions).

He is currently developing several fictional projects such as La Dynastie des Sanson, series that obtained twice the Innovation Help Fund of CNC.

French Festivals :
. Prenez le Temps des Courts (2006)
Public Award
. Mamers Festival (2007)
Young Audience Award
. Cinema Meetings of Ornaise (2007)
. Les Hérault du court-métrage. Off Selection (2007)
. Open-air Short-Movie Festival of Grenoble. Off Selection (2007)
. Lama Festival (2007)
. Saint-Avold "La Papiermülhe" Festival (2007)
Jury Special Award
. 24 courts en Mayenne Festival (2008)

International Festivals :
. Festival New york/Avignon (Usa, 2007)
. Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (Canada, 2007)
. Festival de New-York (Usa, 2007)

TV Broadcasting & Internet :
. France 3
. TV5 Monde 
. Orange Cinéma Séries (France)
. VODmania

Synopsis : An old beekeeper, Balthazar, by this sweet night of June, prepares himself to propose to Anne, his first love ever. Fifty years have passed since he proposed for the first time. That first proposal, so full of memories… It happens every year, at the same date: the first honey collect of the year, which makes Balthazar « Master of the bees »…

Dramatic Comedy – 25’ – 35mm – Scope – Color – Dolby Digital – France 2006

Casting : Michel Duchaussoy, Arlette Téphany, Didier Bénureau, Francis Perrin, Pierre-Quentin Faesch, Typhaine Duch
Screenplay : François Breniaux (From the novel « Le Maitre des Abeilles » of Henri Vincenot – Ed. Denoël)
Producer : Alexandre Charlet
Director of Photography : Nicolas Loir
Art Designer : Jiri Hanibal
Costume Designer : Marie-Christine Medouze
Sound : Benoit Ouvrard et Gilles Benardeau
Editing : Céline Kélépikis
Music : Laurent Perez Del Mar

With the support of the Bourgogne Regional Fund, Départemenrt of Côte d'Or, Adami, Procirep-Angoa, France 3, SACEM / Maison du Film court & Commission du Film Bourgogne.