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50th Directors’ Fortnight May 9-19, 2018

Alyah

Fortnight 2012, Feature film, 1h30

Synopsis

Paris 2011. Alex is 27. He’s lives off dealing and pays the debts of his brother, Isaac, who after being his support has now become dead weight. When his cousin announces he’s going to open a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Alex imagines he can join him and change his life. Set on emigrating, Alex has to find money, leave his beloved Paris, end his complicated love life, drop his destructive brother and find his way.

Director

Elie Wajeman

Élie Wajeman was born in 1980. Admited to the Femis in 2004 (scriptwriting department) after studying film and drama, he wrote and directed several shorts, in particular Platonov, la nuit est belle in 2005, Los Angeles, in 2007 selected at the Festival côté court in Pantin and Arturo in 2010. Aliyah is his first feature film.

Adèle Haenel
Cédric Kahn
Guillaume Gouix
Pio Marmaï
Sarah Le Picard

Screenplay
Elie Wajeman, Gaëlle Macé

Image
David Chizallet

Sound
Mathieu Villien, Sandy Notarianni, Emmanuel Croset

Editing
François Quiqueré

Set decoration
Gaëlle Usandivaras

Production :
24 Mai Production
5, rue de Charonne
75011 Paris – France
Tél : +33 1 48 07 84 01
contact@24mai.fr

Les Films Pelléas
25, rue Michel le comte
75003 Paris – France
Tél : + 33 1 42 74 31 00
lesfilmspelleas@pelleas.fr

Coproduction :
France 2 Cinéma (France)
Rhône-Alpes Cinéma (France)
Wallpaper Productions (France)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Rezo
29 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
75009 Paris – France
Tél : +33 1 42 46 46 30
www.rezofilms.com

Sebastien Chesneau
sebastien.chesneau@rezofilms.com
+33 6 21 71 39 11

Karina Korenblum
karina@korenblum.com
+420 603 880 048

Laurent Danielou
laurent.danielou@rezofilms.com
+33 6 64 20 91 60

Distribution :
Rezo Films
Tél : 01 42 46 96 10 / 96 12
isabelle.delabaume@rezofilms.com
florent.bugeau@rezofilms.com

Presse / publicist :
André-Paul Ricci
Cell : +33 6 12 44 30 62
apricci@wanadoo.fr
Florence Narozni
Cell : +33 6 86 50 24 51
florence.narozny@wanadoo.fr

International press :
Rezo
Denis Revirand
PR@rezofilms.com
Cell : +33 6 75 11 83 34

Title in Original Version : Aliyah

Press release

Premier long métrage réussi d’Elie Wajeman sur les errements d’un jeune dealer parisien / Liberation
Portrait d’Adèle Haenel / allocine.fr
Sincere and engaging / Screendaily
The intimate and dexterous debut feature of France-based filmmaker Elie Wajeman / Variety
Le rayon de soleil (…) est venu de la Quinzaine des réalisateurs / Politis.fr
Aliyah (Alyah) reps an intriguing and well-realized feature debut for writer-director Elie Wajeman / The Hollywood Reporter
Cédric Kahn : “Je suis passé de l’autre côte du miroir” / lemonde.fr
Un “ailleurs possible” / commeaucinema.com
Vers une autre terre promise / Metro
Pio Marmaï : “Je suis physique” / lemonde.fr