France | 2020 | DCP | Color | 95 min | Guillaume Brac
THURSDAY 1 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 95 MIN
SATURDAY 10 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 3 | 17:00 HRS. | 95 MIN
Director: Guillaume Brac
Screenplay: Guillaume Brac, Catherine Paillé
Producer: Grégoire Debailly, Thomas Hakim
Cinematography: Alan Guichaoua
Editing: Héloïse Pelloquet, Vincent Vatoux
Sound: Emmanuel Bonnat
Production Company: Geko Films
Cast: Eric Nantchouang, Salif Cissé, Édouard Sulpice, Asma Messaoudene, Ana Blagojevic, Lucie Gallo, Martin Mesnier, Nicolas Pietri, Cécile Feuillet, Jordan Rezgui.
On a hot summer night in Paris, Félix meets a young woman, Alma, and falls in love. The next morning, Alma hops on a train to join her family in southern France. Félix, determined to follow his soulmate, embarks on a carpool ride with his best friend Chérif and their reluctant driver Edouard. When the car breaks down upon arrival, things turn sour: Alma doesn’t seem too pleased by this unexpected visit.
After studying at the Fémis, he worked as assistant director on Parc by Arnaud des Pallières and Un baiser s’il vous plaît by Emmanuel Mouret. With his company Année Zéro he made Stranded (Le Naufragé) in 2009, and the highly acclaimed A World Without Women (Un Monde sans femmes) in 2011. Both were a big critical and box office success in France, Belgium and Japan. His first feature film, Tonnerre (2013) was shown in Official Competition at the Locarno Festival. He then directed Rest For The Braves (bathysphere) shown in 2016 at the FID Marseille and screened on Ciné+. His filmsTreasure Island and July Tales are set at the same leisure park in Cergy Pontoise.
Berlin International Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize (Winner) – 2020, Germany
Cabourg Romantic Film Festival – Grand Prix (Winner) – 2020, France
Champs-Élysées Film Festival – Prix du jury – 2020, France
Odesa International Film Festvial –Golden Duke– 2020, Ukraine