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GIFFONI50PLUS - 21.31 JULY 2021

Archivio Film 2019


Category: Edition 2019

Nina, a 16-year-old girl, dreams of adventure. Meanwhile, she spends the summer between her village in the south of France and the theme park where she works. Just before meeting Morad, a teenage boy from an Algerian family living in the nearby council houses, Nina sees a meteorite falling from the sky which it seems only she can see, like an omen.

Category Official Competition
Section Generator +16
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 85'
Production Year 2018
Nationality France
Directed by Romain Laguna
Screenplay Romain Laguna, Salvatore Lista
Director of photography Aurélien Marra
Editor Héloïse Pelloquet
Production Design Guillaume Landron, Yann Verdu
Costume Design Laëtitia Pommier
Sound Gaël Eléon, Nina Maïni
Music Maxence Dussère
Main cast Zéa Duprez
Billal Agab
Oumaima Lyamouri
Nathan Le Graciet
Rosy Bronner
Produced by Charles Philippe, Lucile Ric

 regista Romain LagunaROMAIN LAGUNA
Romain Laguna graduated from La Fémis in Paris (Production Department) in 2013. To date he has directed the short films "Á Trois sur Marianne" (2012), "Run" (2013), "Bye Bye Melancolie" (2014) and "J'Mange Froid" (2015). "Les Météorites" ("Meteorites") is his first feature film.

Director's statement
"At the beginning, there was this desire to talk about the hinterland, not very visible in French cinema, about Béziers, about National Front, about racism in the villages without falling into the sociological thesis or make a regionalist film. I wanted to start from the place I grew up to make it more universal. I have a very strong belief in the relation between humans and their territory, their tribe, their pack. We always define ourselves through a culture and an identity and sometimes it happens that it is against another. But with the rise of nationalism, this relation with your land changes, we curl up on ourselves and it's not good. We are afraid of difference. […] To show this type of landscape was also a way to escape the clichés and bring mineral to the screen, to bring there the mountain, the stone, to bring another vision of the south of France. The project was for Nina to come out of this haven of peace and how she will bump into reality". (from Le Mag du Ciné)


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