César 2017 : 9 nominations for Slack Bay by Bruno Dumont
Chouf by Karim Dridi on DVD soon

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CHOUF by Karim Dridi

Director :
Karim Dridi
Author(s) :
Karim Dridi
Actor(s) :
Sofian Khammes, Foued Nabba, Oussama Abdul Aal, Zine Darar, Nailia Harzoune, Foziwa Mohamed, Tony Fourmann
Production :
Tessalit Productions & Mirak Films
Genre :
Polar

Chouf: Means “look” in Arabic, but it is also the name and role of the watchmen in the drug cartels of Marseille. Sofiane is 20. Brilliant student, he comes back to spend his holiday in the Marseille ghetto where he was born. His brother, a dealer, gets shot before his eyes. Sofiane gives up on his studies and gets involved in the drug network, ready to avenge him. He quickly rises to the top and becomes, the boss’s right hand. Trapped by the system, Sofiane is dragged into a spiral of violence…

* Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2016*

* Best Actor for Foued Nabba – Carthage Film Festival 2016*

* Best Music Award – Carthage Film Festival 2016*

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MERCENARY by Sacha Wolff

Director : Sacha Wolff

Production: Timshel, 3B Productions

Distribution : Ad Vitam

A young man of Wallisian origin in New Caledonia defies his father to go and play rugby in France.
Living on his own on the other side of the world, he learns there is a price to pay to find success.

*Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes Film Festival 2016*
Label Europa Cinemas 2016

* Prix Valois Award  for Best Director at Angoulême French-Speaking Film Festival *

*Nomination Most Promising Actor for Toki Pilioko – Lumière Awards 2017 *


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SLACK BAY by Bruno Dumont


9 nominations – César 2017
*Best Film
*Best Actor – Fabrice Luchini
*Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
*Best Director – Bruno Dumont
*Most Promising ActressRaph
*Best photography – Guillaume Deffontaines
*Best Original Script – Bruno Dumont
*Best Costumes Design – Alexandra Charles
*Best Set – Riton Dupire-Clément

*Nomination Most Promising Actress for Raph – Lumière Awards 2017 *

*Official Competition – Cannes Film Festival 2016*

*Giraldillo de oro – Seville International Film Festival 2016*

 

Summer 1910 
Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast. Infamous inspectors Machin and Malfoy soon gather that the epicentre of these mysterious disappearances must be Slack Bay, a unique site where the Slack river and the sea join only at high tide.

There lives a small community of fishermen and other oyster farmers. Among them evolves a curious family, the Brufort, renowned ferrymen of the Slack Bay, lead by the father nick-named “The Eternal”, who rules as best as he can on his prankster bunch of sons, especially the impetuous Ma Loute, aged 18.

Towering high above the bay stands the Van Peteghems’ mansion. Every summer, this bourgeois family – all degenerate and decadent from inbreeding – stagnates in the villa, not without mingling during their leisure hours of walking, sailing or bathing, with the ordinary local people, Ma Loute and the other Bruforts.

Over the course of five days, as starts a peculiar love story between Ma Loute and the young and mischievous Billie Van Peteghem, confusion and mystification will descend on both families, shaking their convictions, foundations and way of life.