At the end of June and beginning of July 2017, the gardens of the Château de la Ballue hosted a film shoot !
The whole team of the director, Antonin Peretjatko, invested the gardens for three days of filming. Produced by Paris-Brest productions and co-produced by Canal +, this short film, "Panique au Sénat", features the magnificent gardens of the Château de la Ballue. Particularity of the shooting : it is filmed in 3D, therefore uses 2 cameras. Crazy atmosphere, effervescence and good humor ! All the staff of the castle was put to contribution. Antonin Peretjatko is certainly one of the French directors to follow closely. His first feature film, "La Fille du 14 juillet", was released in 2013. He was acclaimed by the critics, notably by the famous Cahiers du cinéma, and then presented at the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2016, he returned with his offbeat humor and his second feature, "La loi de la jungle", starring Vincent Macaigne, Virmala Pons and Pascal Légitimus. This year, Antonin Peretjako revives in the short film with "Panic in the Senate". According to him, the Jardins de la Ballue, classified Historical Monument since 1998, play perfectly well the role of the gardens of the Senate. Other scenes were shot in the Prefecture of Rennes and the beautiful model of the Castle and gardens of la Ballue, realized by Jacques Hennequin, followed the shooting team ! Without disclosing the scenario, we can say however that in the 1970s, a President of the Republic (played by Romain Bouteille) very eco-friendly and a little mad, wants to prohibit that the gardens are pruned and maintained. Nature must regain all its rights, senators must grow beards, as well as gardeners... We are waiting for the 2D broadcast on Canal + as well as the theatrical diffusion in 3D with impatience. Released at the end of 2017.