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Guillaume Brac heads for Berlin with À l’abordage

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- The director’s new fiction film will have its world premiere in the Panorama section of the German festival. A Geko Films production sold by Jour2Fête

Guillaume Brac heads for Berlin with À l’abordage
Director Guillaume Brac

Revealed with the mid-length feature A World Without Women in 2011, followed by Tonnerre [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Brac
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]
(a fiction feature debut unveiled in competition in Locarno in 2013 and nominated for the Louis Delluc prize for Best First Film in 2014), July Tales [+see also:
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(out of competition in Locarno in 2017) and the documentary Treasure Island [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Brac
film profile
]
(in competition in Karlovy Vary in 2018), eclectic director Guillaume Brac returns with À l’abordage [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Brac
film profile
]
, a fiction film to be unveiled in the Panorama section of the 70th Berlinale (20 February - 1 March). A new work which saw the director cast young actors from the 2020 class of the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Paris, more specifically Éric Nantchouang, Salif Cissé, Édouard Sulpice, Asma Messaoudene and Ana Blagojevič.

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Written by the director together with Catherine Paillé (Shéhérazade [+see also:
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, Ogres [+see also:
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, Land Legs [+see also:
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), the script opens in Paris, one August evening. A boy meets a girl. They’re the same age, but not from the same world. Félix works, and Alma is leaving for the holidays the next day. So what? Félix decides to join Alma on the other side of France. By surprise. He brings with him his friend Chérif, because the more, the merrier. And since they do not have a car, they make the trip with Edouard. Of course, nothing goes as planned. Can it be any different when you confuse your dreams with reality?

Produced by Grégoire Debailly (Producer on the Move 2019 of the European Film Promotion – read the interview) for Geko Films and co-produced by Arte France, À l’abordage has also benefited from the support of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. International sales are handled by Jour2Fête.

For the record, Geko Films will be releasing tomorrow in French cinemas Léo Karmann’s Simon's Got a Gift [+see also:
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and also features in its slate Jean-Bernard Marlin’s Shéhérazade, three films by Samuel Collardey (A Polar Year [+see also:
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, Land Legs [+see also:
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, Little Lion [+see also:
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), Patricia Mazuy’s Of Women and Horses [+see also:
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as well as Franco Lolli’s Gente de bien [+see also:
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]
.

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(Translated from French)

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