Kiko, a Japanese illustrator on assignment in France, gets suddenly overwhelmed by a strange inspiration, while she realizes she's been spying on a gay couple on the beach next to the chapel where she's working. Obsessed by such a vision, she will spy on those men and draw them secretly. This will slowly push her towards an encounter that will change her life and breaks her social rules.
Manuel Marmier worked as director of photography on features films with directors Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau. He did the cinematography of their two last films “Théo and Hugo, Paris 5:59” which won a Berlin Film Festival prize and “Haut Perchés”.
He did the cinematography of many others shorts.
In 2009, he directed a self-produced short movie: “Mar7aba Ilkoun, Bonjour Parents” that was selected in Image+Nation LGBT film Festival in Montréal in 2010, and in Festival Chéries Chéris in Paris that same year.
With “Les Saints de Kiko” Manuel directed his first produced project.
In march 2017, the G.R.E.C. selected the script of Kiko's Saints to produce it.
The "Groupe de Recherches et d'Essais Cinématographiques" is an independent association under the law of 1901. This group is made of writers, directors and producers and provided Manuel Marmier with the necessary production environment to achieve his first short film in professional conditions.
The film was shot between mid-September and October 2017.
With the support of Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l'Image Animée.
With the support of La SACEM.