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CATCH THE WIND (France)
October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Edith sees her life turned upside down when the factory where she has always worked is relocated to Tangiers, leaving the workers with a choice between unemployment and moving to Morocco to keep their jobs. Estranged from her son and without any ties, Edith is the only one to take up the factory’s offer. While her first days in the new factory and an unknown country are far from easy, she soon makes friends with Mina, the owner of the guest house where she is staying. Thanks to this friendship, Edith’s life takes a new turn.
Starring: Sandrine Bonnaire
Writer & Director: Gaël Morel
Running Time: 103 min
Distributor: This film is part of “Tales of Europe” – a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Language: French w|English Subtitles
Starring: Sandrine Bonnaire, Mouna Fettou, Kamal El Amri
FESTIVALS: France, Angoulême Film Festival; Canada, Toronto International Film Festival; Israel, Haifa Film Festival; United Arab Emirates, Dubai International Film Festival; USA, NYC, Focus on French Cinema
“ …. Bonnaire, in a part written especially for her, grounds every moment of the film with her character’s sadness and good intentions. Ably supported by an exuberant Mouna Fettou as Mina, the owner of the Tangiers boarding house where Edith lives, Kamal El Amri as Mina’s nearly grown son Ali, and the deft eyes of director Gaël Morel and cinematographer David Chambille in creating a complex mise-en-scène that reveals the depth of Moroccan life as well as the shallowness of French society, Bonnaire proves once again why she’s one of the best actresses on the planet.” … Ferdy on Films [Marilyn Ferdinand]