The New Waves

SHÉHÉRAZADE

Jean-Bernard Marlin | Francia | 2018 | 111 min.
O.V. in French subtitled in Spanish and English
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THE NEW WAVES SECTION BEST FILM AWARD

Winner of the Jean Vigo, an award that recognises the work of a young filmmaker (and which was received in their day by filmmakers such as Marker, Godard or Resnais). Zachary has just got out of prison, and he meets Shéhérazade, who works as a prostitute on the street. A first and intense love, a kind of Romeo and Juliet tale in the Marseille underworld, in a romance that isn’t condemned by the confrontation between clans, but by a circumstance from which it isn’t easy to escape. For Zachary and Shéhérazade, only 17, are a rare mixture of sordidness and innocence.

Direction: Jean-bernard Marlin
Script: Jean-bernard Marlin, Catherine Paillé
Cinematography: Jonathan Ricquebourg
Editing: Nicolas Desmaison
Sound: Cédric Deloche, Pierre Bariaud, Charlotte Butrak
Cast: Dylan Robert, Kenza Fortas Idir Azougli Lisa Amedjout Kader Benchoudar Nabila Ait Amer
Production: Grégoire Debailly
Production Company: Geko Films, Ad Vitam

Jean-Bernard Marlin

He grew up in Marseille and then moved to Paris to study at the Louis
Lumière Film School and to do a screenwriting course at La Fémis. His first short film, La peau dure (2007) had great international exposure, winning the Best Short Film Award at the San Francisco festival. It was followed by Quelque chose de féroce (2012) and La fugue (2013), Golden Bear at Berlin for Best Short Film, and also an award winner at Clemont-Ferrand and nominated for the Césars. Shéhérazade, his first feature film, had its premiere at Cannes and won the Jean Vigo Prize.