THE VERY LAST DAY
Feature Film (Thriller, Drama, Revenge)
a film by Cedric Jouarie (Taiwan)
A best-selling writer is seduced, then kidnapped by an admirer, who accuses him of raping her 20 years ago and exploiting her personal tragedy as a plot of his latest book. While the author insists that his novel is strictly a work of fiction, the erratic woman relentlessly tries to rip a confession out of him.
Cédric Jouarie began his career in the early 90s as an iconographer, graphic designer, and copywriter for an advertising agency. His passion for film led him to work as a movie journalist and film critic for the printed press, the web, and television.
Cédric’s first short film, ‘Fine’ (The End), debuted in 2007. From 2008 to 2012, he directed three more short films in France: ‘Joyeux Anniversaire,’ ‘Hope,’ and ‘Sans Nicolas’ which showed in film festivals across the U.S. as well as at the Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner.
In 2012, Cédric directed the medium length film ‘Wish Hotel’ and moved to Taiwan that same year where he and his wife, writer/producer Dan Kee Chuang, run together the production company Kamomé International. In Taiwan, Cédric created the experimental documentary web series ‘One Minute Postcard’ and developed the “shortcom” concept ‘BreakFAST!’
He directed three new short films, all produced and written by his wife, between 2013 and 2014: ‘Raccoon Boy,’ ‘Mama’ and ‘Off a Cliff’—which scored over 10 festival selections around the world. In 2015, Cédric directed the kung-fu comedy ‘Bon Appétit!’ for the 100 Hour Film Race. ‘Bon Appétit!’ made it to the top 20 finalists and won the award for Best Makeup.
In 2016, he directed the experimental dance film ‘Le Ressac’ in collaboration with three Taiwanese female artists: electro music composer 44–22, dancer/choreographer Wen-Huai Chang and actress Shuqin Lai. It is also the third time Cédric worked with actor Damon Da. Later that year, he touched upon the dance theme again with the short form documentary ‘Dancing in the Park,’ written by and starring dancer/choreographer/director William Lü.
In 2018, Cédric Jouarie and Dan Kee Chuang made ‘The Very Last Day,’ their first feature film, under the banner of Kamomé International.