They are alive: Marina Foïs lives again in Jérémie Elkaïm's first film [bande-annonce]

Jérémie Elkaïm goes behind the camera and directs his first feature film.

After remarkable performances as an actor and screenwriter, in particular for the writing with Valérie Donzelli of War is declared, Jeremiah Elkaïm becomes a director and announces the upcoming release of his first feature film. Entitled They are alive, he puts on a show Marina Fois in the skin of Beatrice, recently widowed, and whose husband was a sympathetic FN policeman. Living with his son and his mother, his meeting with Mokhtar, embodied by Seear Kohi, Iranian teacher who arrived illegally in Europe, will upset his daily life and his convictions. Out of love for him, she will have to challenge the prejudices of those around her and the laws of her country. Lætitia Dosch is also in the casting.

Adapted from Béatrice Huret’s book with Catherine Siguret Calais, my love (published by Kero editions) in which Béatrice Huret tells her story, They are alive already has its first trailer:

Note that this first feature was presented in preview at the Angoulême festival last August, selected in the competition. The film was then called “success” through First : “Ten years ago, the magnificent War is declared, which he had co-wrote with Valérie Donzelli, won the Valois d’Or in Angoulême a few months after its triumphant presentation at the Semaine de la Critique. Jérémie Elkaïm is celebrating this tenth anniversary in style by presenting his first feature film in competition this year as a director. Adapted from the book Calais mon amour written by Béatrice Huret (who tells her own story, with the collaboration of Catherine Siguret), They are alive takes us to Calais in the footsteps of the widow of a sympathizing FN cop whose life-changing encounter with an Iranian teacher who arrived illegally in Europe. An eminently jaw-dropping subject that Jérémie Elkaïm treats with great subtlety. By having the courage to take it head-on, not to dodge it, but by relying on the finesse of the characters’ writing, starting with the one, complex, rich in ambiguities and contradictions and not spontaneously sympathetic to this woman struck by a totally unexpected love. Elkaïm films these bodies as if magnetized and this desire stronger than anything with a sensuality that takes this feature film far from the banal film about it. A success.”

Angoulême- 3rd day: They are alive, Les Intranquilles and Albatros

They are alive, distributed by Memento Distribution, is dated for February 23.

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