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A l’abordage


Guillaume Brac

07.09 UGC De Brouckère 20:00
Fiction . 95' . France . 2020 . FR / ST : EN/NL

Deze film werd geselecteerd voor de Berlinale – Berlin IFF 2020 (Panorama)

On a hot summer night in Paris, Félix meets a young woman, Alma, and falls in love. The next morning, Alma hops on a train to join her family in southern France. Félix, determined to follow his soulmate, embarks on a carpool ride with his best friend Chérif and their reluctant driver Edouard. When the car breaks down upon arrival, things turn sour: Alma doesn’t seem too pleased by this unexpected visit.

In the presence of director Guillaume Brac

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Guillaume Brac

Guillaume Brac was born in Paris in 1977. After studying production at La Fémis, he directed and produced his first short film LE NAUFRAGE in 2009, followed by a medium-length film UN MONDE SANS FEMMES in 2011, which won awards at numerous festivals. These two films, combined in a single programme, were released and acclaimed in theatres in France, Belgium and Japan. In 2013, Guillaume Brac directed his first feature film, TONNERRE, presented in official competition at the Locarno Festival and released in theatres in 2014. He then directed a medium-length documentary film, LE REPOS DES BRAVES, presented in 2016 at the FID Marseille. In 2017, he directed a fiction diptych resulting from a workshop with young actors, CONTES DE JUILLET, presented out of competition at the Locarno festival, and released in theatres in 2018. In 2018, he directed his first feature-length documentary, TREASURE ISLAND, presented at the Karlovy Vary festival. The film was released in theatres and was included in the Cahiers du Cinéma’s list of the ten best films of the year. In 2020, Guillaume Brac returns to fiction with A L’ABORDAGE, which premieres at the Berlinale.


2009 : LE NAUFRAGE (short)

2011 : UN MONDE SANS FEMMES (fiction)

2014 : TONNERRE (fiction)

2016 : LE REPOS DES BRAVES (doc)

2017: CONTES DE JUILLET (fiction)

2018: L’ILE AU TRÉSOR (doc)

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