Official Selection


Robert Guédiguian | France | 2019 | 107 min.
O.V in French subtitled in English and Spanish

Without moving from Marseille, Guédiguian (Marius and Jeannette) has managed to place himself on the side of the working class as its most humanist and brave ally. In Gloria Mundi he goes against Macron's France in a touching story without pretensions. Gloria is the baby that Mathilda just had, and that brings back to her life the grandfather of the little girl, Daniel, who has just been released from prison. Daniel finds himself in a reconstructed family threatened by precariousness and unemployment in which there seems to be no place for him. A fragile balance that misfortune undoes and that may open a door for him, as solidarity is the last refuge in the midst of ruthless capitalism.



Direction: Robert Guédiguian
Script: Robert Guédiguian, Serge Valletti
Cinematography: Pierre Milon
Editing: Bernard Sasia
Music: Michel Petrossian
Sound: Laurent Lafran, Emmanuel Croset
Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Anaïs Demoustier, Robinson Stévenin, Lola Naymark
Production: Marc Bordure, Robert Guédiguian, Marc Bordure, Robert Guédiguian, Angelo Barbagallo
Production Company: Ex Nihilo, AGAT Films, France 3 Cinéma, Bibi Film TV


He was born in Marseille in 1953, a very important city in his filmography, which is characterized by his great political and human commitment. His most emblematic and world-famous title is Marius et Jeannette (1997), Louis Delluc Prize at the César Awards. He made his debut in 1981 with Dernier été, and his extensive career includes the films L'argent fait le bonheur (1993), À la vie, à la mort! (1995), À la place du coeur (1998), A l'attaque! (2000), La ville est tranquille  (2001, EFA FIPRESCI Prize), Marie-Jo et ses deux amours  (2002), Lady Jane (2008), Les neiges du Kilimandjaro (2011, LUX Prize) and La villa (2017), to name a few. His films have been screened in a variety of festivals such as San Sebastian, Cannes, Toronto and Berlinale, those have been widely distributed in theaters and have won numerous awards at festivals such as San Sebastian and Venice. His latest film, Gloria Mundi, premiered at the Official Venice Competition, where Ariane Ascaride (a key actress in his filmmography) won the Volpi Cup for her role in the film.