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Official Selection

European Premiere

EARWIG

Directed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic

UK | France | Belgium | 114 m. | 2021


Synopsis

Somewhere in Europe, mid-20th century. Albert is employed to look after Mia, a girl with teeth of ice. Mia never leaves their apartment, where the shutters are always closed. The telephone rings regularly and the Master enquires after Mia’s wellbeing. Until the day Albert is instructed that he must prepare the child to leave…

 

Press Screenings: 17th at 12:30 - Principal

Photo Call: 18th at 15:30

Official Screening: 18th at 16:00 - Kursaal 1

Press Conference: 18th at 18:25 


Interviews with Director Lucile Hadžihalilović

Sunday 19th from 11:00 to 13:00

  

Sales

Wild Bunch

+33 (0) 1 43 13 22 40

aguilhem@wildbunch.eu

 

About the Director

Lucile Hadžihalilović was born in Lyon and studied filmmaking at the Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques in Paris. She has worked as an editor, frequently collaborating with Gaspar Noé. Her work as director includes the features La bouche de Jean-Pierre (96), Innocence (04), and Evolution (15), all of which played the Festival. Earwig (21) is her latest feature.



Official Selection

World Premiere

VOUS NE DÉSIREZ QUE MOI
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT DURAS

Directed by Claire Simon

France | 95 m. | 2021


Synopsis

A man involved in a passionate relationship with a celebrated writer of 30 years his senior needs to talk. He is fascinated by her and yet he feels he just cannot go on anymore. He opens up, in an attempt to put into words the intensity of his love and he describes it with great clarity.

 

Press Screenings: 19th at 19:30 - Principal & 20th at 08:30 - Kursaal 1

Photo Call: 10:05

Press Conference:10:35

Official Screening: 20th at 22:00 - Kursaal 1



Interviews with Director Claire Simon

and actors (Emmanuelle Devos & Swann Arlaud)

Monday 20th from 11:00 to 13:00


Sales

LUXBOX

+33 (0)171 37 99 34

hedi@luxboxfilms.com 

 

About the Director

Claire Simon Director/Screen writer made her debut in film editing before turning to directing. She alternates between fiction films and documentaries for the cinema which are haunted by a single question: What is a story? A history of today?

 

Films such as Récréations and Coûte que Coûte, released in theatres, will resonate with others, as the mark of a push for documentary film in French cinema. Through her gaze, Claire Simon sublimates those around her into heroes: the little children in Récréations, the stressed-out boss in Coûte que Coûte, the young girl on fire in Ça Brûle (Directors' Fortnight), Mimi in love with women, Nathalie Baye, a family planning counsellor in Les Bureaux de Dieu (Directors' Fortnight), or the young people who attempt to enter the fortress that is the FEMIS in Le Concours (Venice Film Festival). Claire Simon has also taught at Paris 8 and Paris 7 universities and headed the Direction Department at the FEMIS.



Official Selection

World Premiere

ENQUÊTE SUR UN SCANDALE D'ETAT 
UNDERCOVER

Directed by Thierry de Peretti

France | 120 m. | 2021


Synopsis

October 2015. French Customs seized seven tons of cannabis in the heart of the capital. The same day, Hubert Antoine, a former mole with a hazy past, contacts Stéphane Vilner, journalist at Libération. He claims to be able to demonstrate the existence of the State's drug trafficking led by Jacques Billard, media figure and high-ranking French police officer. Suspicious at first, the young journalist finally dives into the investigation. It leads him to the darkest corners of the Republic.

 

Press Screenings: 22nd at 08:30 - Victoria Eugenia Theatre &

22nd 12:00 - Kursaal 1 

Photo Call: 22nd at 14:00

Press Conference: 22nd at 14:30 with Thierry de Peretti, Vincent Lindon and Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

Official Screening: 22nd at 18:00 - Kursaal 1


Interviews with Director Thierry de Peretti

Thursday 23nd from 11:00 to 13:00

SPANISH PRESS CONTACT

EVA HERRERO: eva@madavenue.es 


Sales

Wild Bunch

+33 (0) 1 43 13 22 40

aguilhem@wildbunch.eu

 

About the Director

Thierry de Peretti DE PERETTI (1970, France) is an actor and filmmaker. He played parts in films like Le silence and L'été indien and won the Theatrical Revelation Prize. In 1991 he finished a film training at the Cours Florent. Before his first feature film Les apaches (2013), he directed two short films






















Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Selection

RAZZHIMAYA KULAKI / UNCLENCHING THE FISTS

Directed by Kira Kovalenko 
 
Russia | 97 m. | 2021


Synopsis

High in the mountains of North Ossetia the small mining town of Mizur nestles between the sheer cliffs. Following certain dramatic events, Zaur moved his children Ada, Akim and Dakko here. Zaur is a strict father who prizes discipline above all and doesn't feel the difference between care and overprotection. His eldest son, Akim, already escaped from his father to work in Rostov, the closest city to Mizur. His younger brother, Dakko, has yet to decide what he wants from life, and their sister Ada is actively planning her escape. She is a grown woman but her father still treats her as a baby. Ada will soon realize that it will be very hard to escape her father's embrace and begin her own new life. The return of Akim will illuminate the family's unspoken and unhealed traumas.

 

No Press Screening - screening link available, email me

Photo Call: Thursday 23rd at 18:25 in Tabakalera Center
Official Screening: Thursday 23rd at 19:00 in Tabakalera Center


Interviews with Director Kira Kovalenko
Thursday 23nd from 11:00 to 13:00

Sales
Wild Bunch
+33 (0) 1 43 13 22 40
aguilhem@wildbunch.eu

 

About the Director 

Kira Kovalenko is a writer and director born in Nalchik, Russia. She graduated from Kabardino-Balkaria State University. Her previous films include the shorts Marevo (12), The Sky Seemed Too High (13), They Abandoned Me (14), and the feature Sofichka (16). Unclenching The Fists (21) is her latest feature.