date festival




Émilie Carpentier
2021 - France - 1h24

Screenings : tuesday 25 - 4:45 pm - Multiplexe - 1 - presented and followed by a debate with Émilie Carpentier
On the northern outskirts of Paris, where housing projects rise out of fields, Adja, 18, burns with the desire to live intensely. While her brother breaks out as a pro soccer player, her best friend blows up as an influencer on social media, and her mother struggles to save her hometown in Senegal, Adja has only a blurred vision of her future. With Arthur, who becomes more than a friend, her political and environmental awareness rises, and Adja joins the fight of her generation.
Émilie Carpentier
Émilie Carpentier was born and brought up in the outskirts of Paris in the 1980s. After a degree in literature and training as a fashion designer, she worked on costumes for live performances. In parallel, she directed two short films, Les ombres qui me traversent, and Au Large. She then went to study in the screenwriting workshop at La Fémis, and now runs film workshops for teenagers from deprived areas. This experience inspired her to write L'Horizon, her first feature.

Cast : Tracy Gotoas, Sylvain Le Gall, NIIA, Clémence Boisnard, Dembélé, Slimane Dazi
Screenplay : Émilie Carpentier
Collaboration au scénario : Cécile Vargaftig, Jacques Albert, Assmar Abdillah, Dany Bomou
Cinematography : Elin Kirschfink
Sound : Marie-Clotilde Chéry
Editing : Laurence Manheimer

Production : Elzévir Films

French distributor : Les Films du Losange