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 « A complex emotional family triangle is managed with passion and aplomb in Laurent Nègre’s debut feature film. »

Variety

Synopsis

Having deliberately lost sight of each other because they do not get along, Sam and his sister Catherine must now deal with their mother’s sudden death. All through the night before the funeral, the two seek together a way of coming to terms with their sorrow and resolving their longstanding and bitter differences in the face of this tragedy. Because they are young and still have a whole lifetime ahead.

Awards

  • Won Swiss Film Award 2006, Best Supporting Role – Marthe Keller (Solothurner Filmtage, Solothurn)
  • Won TV5 Award 2005 Best French Film (Festival Tout Ecran, Genève)
  • Public Prize (Festival du Film d’Amour 2006, Mons)
  • Won “La Vague TV5 Award” 2006 Best International Feature Film (Festival Int. du film francophone en Acadie)
  • Nomination Swiss Film Award 2006 Best Feature Film (Solothurner Filmtage, Solothurn)

Festivals

  • 59. Festival internazionale del film Locarno, 2006
  • 29e Festival des films du monde, Montréal 2005
  • 23rd European Film Festival, Viareggio 2006

Director

Filmography

Cast

Marthe Keller, Felipe Castro, Stefanie Günther,  Joël Demarty

Crew

Screenplay: Laurent Nègre
Cinematography: Béatrice Mizrahi
Editing: Julien Sulser
Art direction: Anne Carmen Vuilleumier
Sound design: Jürg Lempen
Music: Ladislav Agabekov, Jérome Pellegrini, Andrés Garcia
Producer: Dan Wechsler
Production: Bord Cadre films (CH)

Technical Data

Format: 35 mm / HD / Dolby SRD
Runtime: 85’
Released: 2006
Language: French
Subtitles: English, German