Wow! Thanks for the really motivating answer!!! It's really nice to read such a thing.
I appreciate your detailed comments, thanks.
I find them very valid. Could you please illustrate what you mean by "watch jump cuts" by picking an example from the film?
Another question: did the French accent bother you?
For the story: we assume he failed because of an unknown reason that is not really important (performance probably). So no real threat of being late but after he knows he ends up fired, he replays the beginning of his day in a different way. The theme of the festival is "I am a choice" so I focused on the many small choices we do everyday without noticing and that we would change if we knew what happens next :)
Thanks a lot for your feedback.
Indeed, we worked with no light and it would be one of my next investments for sure. I had to increase the light on the boss' face in post and it shows.