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Shéhérazade

Sheherazade

Jean-Bernard Marlin

24.06 UGC De Brouckère 16:30
23.06 Flagey 19:00
Fiction . 109' . France . 2018 . French / ST : English, Dutch

Zachary, 17, leaves prison. Rejected by his mother, he hangs out in Marseille’s blue collar neighborhoods. That’s where he meets Sheherazade…With virtuosity, Jean-Bernard Marlin brings us a contemporary coming of age love story without pathos or moralizing all while avoiding the trap of the pseudorealist documentary.

A first film, shot with non professional actors, which is hot and wild like the thousand and one nights of Marseille.

IN THE PRESENCE OF

Jean-Bernard Marlin

STARRING

Dylan Robert

Kenza Fortas

Idir Azougli

Lisa Amedjout

Kader Benchoudar

Nabila Ait Amer

Sofian Bentoumi aka Sofia Bent

Nabila Bounab

Osman Hrustic

Abdelkader Benkaddar

Abdellah Khoulalene

Agnès Cauchon

Sabine Gavaud

DIRECTOR

Jean-Bernard Marlin

WRITER

Jean-Bernard Marlin

Catherine Paillé

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jonathan Ricquebourg

FILM EDITING

Nicolas Desmaison

SOUND

Cédric Deloche

Pierre Bariaud

Charlotte Butrak

MUSIC

Cédric Deloche

Pierre Bariaud

 

PRODUCTION

Geko Films

ARTE France Cinéma

SALES

Films Boutique

Jean-Bernard Marlin

Photo JB MARLIN 2

Jean-Bernard Marlin grew up in Marseilles and then moved to Paris to study. After receiving his diploma from the Louis Lumière cinema school and completing a Screenplay Workshop with the Fémis school, he directed Thick-Skinned in 2007, a short that was selected and received awards in numerous international film festivals (Best short at the San Francisco Film festival). Quelque chose de féroce (Something Fierce) in 2012, is a documentary about a juvenile delinquent, then, he directed The Runaway in 2013, which received the Golden Bear for best short film at the 2013 Berlinale and was nominated for the 2014 Cesars. Also profoundly interested in acting, he trained in several different acting methods. Today, he gives drama classes in several schools in Paris and the surrounding towns. Sheherazade, entirely filmed with non-professional actors, is his first feature-length film.

FILMOGRAPHY

2007: La Peau dure (short)

2013: Quelque chose de féroce (documentary)

2013: La Fugue (short)

2018 : Shéhérazade