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Philippe Faucon | France | 2018 | 91 min.
O.V. in French and Wolof subtitled in Spanish and English

Amin is a Senegalese worker who emigrated to France in search of work, leaving behind his wife and daughters. When he does some work for Gabrielle, a nurse, in her house, the panorama of his solitary life in France changes.

Direction: Philippe Faucon
Script: Philippe Faucon, Yasmina Nini-faucon, Mustapha Kharmoudi
Cinematography: Laurent Fénart
Editing: Sophie Mandonnet, Matilde Grosjean Music: Amine Bouhafa
Sound: Pascal Ribier
Cast: Moustapha Mbengue, Emmanuelle Devos, Marème N’diaye, Noureddine Benallouche, Moustapha Naham, Jalal Quarriwa
Production Company: Istiqlal Films

Philippe Faucon

He was born in 1958 in Morocco, and spent his childhood between that country and Algeria. He did an Arts degree in France, and started in cinema as production assistant on films by Leos Carax and Jacques Demy. He made his debut in 1990 with L’amour, Perspectives du Cinéma Award at Cannes. This was followed by titles such as Sabine (1993), Muriel fait le désespoir de ses parents (1995), Samia (2000), The Betrayal (2005) and The Disintegration,(2011), programmed at prestigious festivals such as Venice, Toronto and Rotterdam. He also directed several productions for television. Fatima (2015) was a great milestone in his career. With it, he won several César awards (including Best Film), and other important awards in France. The film premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, as did his latest film, Amin.

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