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© New story

Jeanne Aslan, Paul Saintillan
2022 - France - 1h49

Screenings : wednesday 25 - 7:15 pm - Centre de congrès - Auditorium - presented and followed by a debate with the directors thursday 26 - 10:15 am - Grand Théâtre thursday 26 - 8:00 pm - CGR - Choland - followed by a debate with the directors
Nancy, eastern France. Summertime. Seeking to escape her troublesome family environment, Sophie, 15, jumps at the chance to get the spare keys to her wealthy friend Jade's house. While enjoying the spacious home she thought deserted for summer, she bumps into her friend's older brother Stéphane, who, as fate would have it, was also planning on staying. But instead of chasing her out, Stéphane chooses to leave the door open as an invitation to a summer Sophie never expected.
Jeanne Aslan, Paul Saintillan Jeanne Aslan, Paul Saintillan
Born in Turkey, Jeanne Aslan grew up in the north-east of France. Cinema became her school and her refuge. In 2005, she made Jeux de mains, the tragi-comic story of a garage mechanic who dreamed of becoming a pianist.
Paul Saintillan studied literature and philosophy before joining the directing department at La Fémis. His graduation film,
Margot mise à nu, was selected for several festivals, including Premiers Plans in 2002. Other shorts followed, and were broadcast on Arte and Canal+, including La Piqûre, whose screenplay was read in 2009, before being screened two years later in the Plans Suivants programme and Cauchemar du promeneur solitaire, selected in the French Short Films category in 2006.
Fifi is their first feature.

Cast : Céleste Brunnquell, Quentin Dolmaire, Chloé Mons, Megan Northam, François Négret, Anthony Sonigo
Screenplay : Jeanne Aslan, Paul Saintillan
Cinematography : Alan Guichaoua
Sound : Philippe Deschamps
Editing : Aymeric Schoens
Music : Côme Aguiar

Production : Haïku Films

French distributor : New Story