Directed by Gonzague Pichelin and Benjamin Sutherland
The film, produced by Sycomore Films, has been broadcast on The Sundance Channel (United States), RAISAT (Italy), YLE (Finland), Kunstkanaal (the Netherlands), RTBF (Belgium) and The BookTelevision (Canada), among other TV stations. The documentary, directed by Gonzague Pichelin and Benjamin Sutherland, is distributed by Montreal-based Film Option. The 52-minute film won first prize in the 2003 Printemps des poètes film festival (Paris), and has been screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), the Festival Internacional de Cine Contemporáneo de la Ciudad de México (FICCO), the Era Nowe Horyzonty Film Festival (Cieszyn, Poland) and the non-competition Venice Screenings section at the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, known as the Venice Film Festival in English. The French version is titled George and Co : Portrait d'une librairie en vieil homme. The Italian title is Ritratto di una Libreria in un Vecchio Signore; the Spanish title is Retrato de una Librería como un Hombre Viejo; the Catalán title is Shakespeare & Company Retrat d'una Llibreria de París. The score was composed by Michael Galasso, who wrote part of the original score for Wong kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love.