Un film de Joël Akafou

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The Crossing

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Synopsis

Ivorian Inza has come a long way – from the Ivory Coast through Libya and across the Mediterranean to Italy. Now he’s stuck there with his girlfriend, her child and other refugees and is trying to cross the mountains either by train or on foot to get to France, where a friend and another woman are waiting for him. Joël Richmond Mathieu Akafou stays very close to his protagonist, following him wherever he goes and whatever he does – organising things by phone, watching football, calling his family back home. The abstract nature of such concepts as safe third country regulations, curfews and residency status have a mirror held up to them here in concrete, highly personal fashion: we watch Inza having to sit and wait or make another attempt to cross; we see the inner turmoil of his desire for a future and his sense of being tied to the past; there are conversations about escape, identity and questions of belonging. But Traverser does not stylise Inza’s struggle, observing him instead in a life that chafes between romantic entanglements, attempts to escape and the rules of European asylum law; a life that never really finds peace.

Equipe

Écrit et Réalisé par JOEL AKAFOU

Image JOEL AKAFOU

Son MATTEO TARRONE

Montage image JEANNE OBERSON

Montage son et Mix LAURENT MARTIN

Producteurs FAISSOL GNONLONFIN & FLORENT COULON

Co-producteurs BERNI GOLDBLAT & QUENTIN NOIRFALISSE

Production VRAI VRAI FILMS, LES FILMS DU DJABADJAH & DANCING DOG PRODUCTIONS

En coproduction avec la RTBF

Avec le Soutien de la PROCIREP et de l’ANGOA, du FONDS F.I.L.M. de la RÉGION NOUVELLE-AQUITAINE, du DÉPARTEMENT DE LA CHARENTE MARITIME, de la RÉGION NOUVELLE AQUITAINE en partenariat avec le CENTRE NATIONAL DU CINÉMA ET DE L’IMAGE ANIMÉE, du FONDS JEUNE CRÉATION FRANCOPHONE, du FONDS IMAGE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE, et de la SCAM

Avec la participation de TV5 MONDE

Infos

Durée : 77′

Format : HD – 16/9

Son : Stéréo et LCR

Langues : Français & Anglais

Sous-titres : FR – EN – NL

Année : 2020

PRODUCTION Belgique Dancing Dog Productions – contact(at)dancingdog.be

PRODUCTION France Vrai Vrai Films – florent(at)vraivrai-films.fr

PRODUCTION Burkia Faso Les Films du Djabadjah – djabadjahprod(at)yahoo.fr

REALISATEUR Joël Akafou – joelrichmondakafou(at)gmail.com