preview with Claire Burger
Friday, 30th Nov | 8:30 pm
Claire Burger | France | 2018 | 1h38
with Bouli Lanners, Justine Lacroix, Sarah Henochsberg
Ever since his wife left him, Mario’s responsibilities have changed: he now has to raise his two teenage daughters alone. Fourteen-year-old Frida blames Mario for her mother’s leaving, and Niki, 17, dreams of moving out. As for Mario, he is waiting for his wife to return home.
Claire Burger holds a film editing degree from La Fémis. In 2008, she directed Forbach, her first short, which was awarded the Cinéfondation prize at Cannes the Grand Prix at the Clermont-Ferrand Festival and the Special jury prize at the Poitiers Film Festival. She and Marie Amachoukeli co-directed the short C’est gratuit pour les filles – presented at Cannes (Semaine de la Critique) and winner of the César for best short film in addition to a special mention at Clermont-Ferrand. She continued to collaborate with Marie Amachoukeli in 2016, when they were joined by Samuel Theis on the writing and direction of Party Girl, selected for Un Certain Regard at Cannes, and winner of the Caméra d’or and the Prix d’Ensemble. This year, her magnificent first feature as the sole director opens the festival.