1.5 million Syrians have had to flee to Lebanon. Their only hope for a lasting solution is to participate in a resettlement program. Two families are on the verge of departure for Germany. But as they take the final step, fate intervenes. One of the two families will not leave in the end.
Pierre-Alain Meier (4)
After his commitment as a producer, most notably to African cinema and some of his greatest titles (Yaaba, Laafi, Hyenas), the Jura native, Pierre-Alain Meier picks up the camera to confront both his career trajectory and his demons. He returns to Senegal to investigate a European woman who was found dead in 2009; the only white body among the corpses of black migrants washed up on a beach. FRIBOURG INT. FILM FESTIVAL, Thierry Jobin
In this road-movie there is a melancholic, light, late-season climate. One breathes there at ease. TELERAMA, Isabelle Fajardo
A thin layer between fiction and reality, troubling and engaging… OBJECTIF-CINEMA, Claudia Collao
The first images coming to my mind in connection with the horrors of war are not a city in ruins or a mass grave, but the eyes of the children who survived. These seven young actresses already know the price of life, maybe the only positive aspect of a war. This is what we tried to convey here. Pierre-Alain Meier