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Short film scripts

3 short film scripts are read in public by Ahmed Hammadi Chassin, Jérémy Gillet, Marie Narbonne et Camille Claris, Talents Adami Cinéma 2022. The artistic direction of the readings is entrusted toLucie Borleteau, director, actress and scriptwriter. In partnership with Adami and France 2.

Thursday 26 January | 14:15 | Congress Centre | Free entrance

Par dessus bord
Direction Alexandre Büyükodabas
Script Alexandre Büyükodabas and Manon Pietrzak
Production Luzeronde Films


Deniz, a Marseillaise whose parents have kept her away from her roots, discovers the existence of Alev thanks to an anonymous package. In the Istanbul of the 1960s, a detective has been investigating this young girl who has been mysteriously erased from the family memory. Deniz's search for her origins becomes entwined with the fate of this figure from the past.



Alexandre Büyükodabas was born in 1993 in Vitry-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris. After a childhood marked by learning music at the conservatory, he studied law before entering the École nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière. During his studies, he directed several short films. Since 2016, he divides his time between directing projects, shooting as an assistant director and working as a critic for the magazine Les Inrockuptibles. He is also a member of the association Pagaille, specialized in audiovisual creation, and of the French Association of Series Critics, where he participates in specialized podcasts. Through his audiovisual creations, Alexandre Büyükodabas explores the figurations, emotions and sensations generated by the body. In a universe imbued with onirism and mythology, he approaches desire as a force of sensitive re-configuration, sometimes violent, sometimes playful. In recent years, this imaginary world has come into contact with his Turkish roots, a cultural and family heritage shimmering with fantasies and pierced by shadowy areas, which he has chosen to explore through fiction.



Manon Pietrzak was born in 1991. After studying documentary writing at Paris-7 Diderot, she joined the Louis Lumière school of cinema. With a double speciality between image and writing, she collaborates on documentaries and fictions, sometimes on camera, sometimes writing and directing. She also moved into directing with the film Les Petits Arrangements, a documentary on her family and female mythology, currently being edited. She is currently co-writing and co-directing the documentary Refuznik, with Yaël Vidan. With Par-dessus bord, she started writing fiction and came out of this experience with only one desire: to do it again.

Direction and script Coralie Watanabe Prosper
Kyrne Productions
After two years of waiting, Sakura goes to the prefecture to get her first residence permit. A trying day lies ahead, a day like so many others in the foreigners department.


Coralie Watanabe is a graduate of ESRA Nice. There she réalized Adieu et à bientôt and Mathi(eu), short films that won awards and were broadcast internationally. She continued her studies at East 15 Acting School in England and obtained an MFA in Theatre Directing. Back in France, she created her own company, Sakura no Ki no Shita, and wrote, directed and acted in many plays. She is now concentrating on her short film Kotowari (CNC grant in residence, Méditalents residence, Région Sud production aid, consultant: Romain Compingt) as well as on her feature film Wagako, co-produced in Japan by Miyuki Fukuma of Bunbuku, Hirokazu Kore-eda's production company.


Xristos Anesti
Direction and script Justine Bo
Production Quartett Production


On an Orthodox Easter Sunday, thirteen-year-old Agnes tries to escape a dance with her uncle Yórgos...



Justine Bo is a writer and filmmaker. She graduated from the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris and The New School University (New York) in documentary film. Her latest novel, Alphabet, was published by Grasset in January 2022.


Artistic direction of the readings


© Antonin Peretjatko

Lucie Borleteau is a director, actress and screenwriter. After studying cinema at Saint Denis Paris 8, she worked as a producer, assisting directors such as Claire Denis, Arnaud Desplechin and Lou Ye, and acting in films and sometimes in theatre. After 3 medium-length films, Nievaliachka, Les Voeux and La Grève des ventres, she directed her first feature film, Fidelio, l'odyssée d'Alice, released in 2014. She then directed the 6 episodes of the series Cannabis for Arte. In 2019, she directed Chanson douce based on the book by Leila Slimani. Her third feature film, À mon seul désir, will be released in 2023.