Epithete Films is an independent movie production company that specializes in feature films, run by Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand.



Synopsis  /  T.S. Spivet lives on a remote ranch in Montana with his parents, his sister Gracie and his brother Layton. A gifted child with a passion for science, he has invented a perpetual motion machine, for which he has been awarded the prestigious Baird Prize by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.
He leaves a note for his family and hops a freight train to make his way across the United States and receive his prize.
But no one there suspects that the lucky winner is a ten-year-old child with a very dark secret…

Directed by / 

Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Screenplay - adaptation / 

Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant, based on the novel « The Selected Works of TS Spivet » by Reif Larsen »

Dialogues / 

Guillaume Laurant

Cast / 

Helena Bonham-Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Kyle Catlett, Niamh Wilson, Jakob Davies, Rick Mercier, Dominique Pinon

Coproduction / 

Epithète films, Tapioca Films, Filmarto, Gaumont, France 2 cinéma

Distribution / 


International sales / 


Release date / 

16 October 2013

Awards and festivals / 

  • Les César du Cinéma Français, France, 2014 – 3 nominations, 1 Prix : Meilleure Photographie
  • Festival International de Hong-Kong, 2015 – Gala
  • Rendez-vous du cinéma français à Paris, France, 2015
  • Festival International du Film de Rome, Italie, 2014 – Hors Compétition
  • Festival International du Film de San Sebastian, Espagne, 2014 – Films for the kids
  • Festival International du Film de Münich, Allemagne, 2014 – Spotlght
  • Rendez-vous with French Cinema, Royaume-Uni, 2014 – Programmation Officielle
  • Festival Varilux de Cinéma Français au Brésil, Brésil, 2014