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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Alleluia

Fortnight 2014, Feature film, 1h35

Synopsis

Manipulated by an oppressive and jealous husband, Gloria runs away with her daughter and restarts herlife far from men and the world. Encouraged by her friend Madeleine, Gloria agrees to meet Michel via a dating website. Something happens between them at first sight. Michel, a small time, bottomof the range crook is disturbed and Gloria falls hopelessly in love. Michel leaves out of fear but Gloria tracks him down and makes him promise never to leave her again. Desperate to save this love, she abandoned her daughter and decided to pose as Michel’s sister so he could continue his little scams. But jealousy gradually blighted Gloria’s life..

Director

Fabrice Du Welz

In 1999, the short film A Wonderful Love gave us a taste of a filmmaker with a singular vision. In 2004 Calvaire established him as one of the leading figures in young Belgian cinema, and the film was presented at Cannes. Between 2008 and 2013 he made Vinyan (Venice Film Festival) and a commissioned film Colt 45. In 2014 he worked with Laurent Lucas again on Alleluia the second part of his Ardennes trilogy, initiated with

Anne-marie Loop
Edith le Merdy
Helena Noguerra
Laurent Lucas
Lola Dueñas

Screenplay
Fabrice du Welz, Vincent Tavier

Image
Manu Dacosse

Sound
Ludo van Pachterbeke, Fred Meert, Emmanuelle de Boissieu, Valene Leroy et Bertrand Boudaud

Editing
Anne-Laure Guegan

Music
Vincent Cahay

Set decoration
Emmanuel Demeulemeester

Production :
Panique !
109 rue du Fort
B1060 Bruxelles – Belgique
Tél : + 32 2 534 68 08
info@paniquesprl.com

Coproduction :
Radar Films (France)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
SND
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Presse / publicist :
Bossa Nova
Michel Burstein
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International press :
Bossa Nova
Michel Burstein
Tél : +33 1 43 26 26 26
Cell : +33 6 07 55 58 88
bossanovapr@free.fr

Press release

Lola Dueñas parle de Fabrice Du Welz / Cinevox
Le thriller horrifique de fabrice du welz / Moustique
Fabrice Du Welz widmet sich dem Fall mit einem besonderen Gespür für die Poesie des Hässlichen / Critic.de
The latest film inspired by real life killers Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez / Screen Daily
Une excellente nouvelle pour le cinéma / Mister Emma
“Alleluia” de Fabrice du Welz, vu par Helena Noguerra / La Libre
Lola Dueñas protagoniza en Cannes un terrorífico relato de amor, “Alleluia” / El Economista
le jeune réalisateur secoue le cinéma belge / Rtbf
Serial lovers / Cineuropa
Une succession quasi-ininterrompue de scènes géniales / Technikart
Two rock-solid performances, gritty cinematography and an impressive mise-en-scene make for a great movie / The Hollywood Reporter