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50th Directors’ Fortnight May 9-19, 2018

Samouni Road

Fortnight 2018, Feature film, 2h08
World premiere, Film in competition for the Œil d'Or Award

Synopsis

In the rural outskirts of Gaza City, a small community of farmers, the Samouni extended family, is about to celebrate a wedding. It’s going to be the first celebration since the lastest war. Amal, Fuad, their brothers and cousins have lost their parents, their houses and their olive trees. The neighborhood where they live is being rebuilt. As they replant trees and plow fields, they face their most difficult task: piecing together their own memory. Through these young survivors’ recollections, Samouni Road conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after the tragic event that changed its life forever.

Director

Stefano Savona 

Stefano Savona was born in Palermo. Before moving to Paris to pursue a career in filmmaking, he studied archeology and anthropology in Rome and the UK and traveled extensively throughout the Near East to take part in different archeological excavations. This same region is where he later shot most of his films: among others, Notes from a Kurdish Rebel (2006), Cast Lead (2009) and Tahrir Liberation Square (2011).

Screenplay
Stefano Savona, Léa Mysius, Penelope Bortoluzzi
Image
Stefano Savona
Sound
Jean Mallet, Margot Testemale
Artistic Director of Animation
Simone Massi
Editing
Luc Forveille
Music
Giulia Tagliavia

Production
Picofilms
348 rue des Pyrénées
75020 Paris – France
+33 6 77 54 64 26
picofilms@gmail.com
www.picofilms.com
Dugong Films (Italie)
+39 06 646 91 255
info@dugong.it
www.dugong.it

coproduction
Alter Ego Production (France)
Arte France Cinéma (France)
Rai Cinema (Italie)

Ventes à l’étranger
Doc & Films International
13 rue Portefoin
75003 Paris – France
+33 1 42 77 56 87
sales@docandfilm.com
www.docandfilm.com

Distribution
Jour2Fête
9 rue Ambroise Thomas
75009 Paris – France
+33 1 40 22 92 15
contact@jour2fete.com
www.jour2fete.com

Presse
Rendez-Vous
+33 1 42 66 36 35
Viviana Andriani
+33 6 80 16 81 39
viviana@rv-press.com
Aurélie Dard
+ 33 6 77 04 52 20
aurelie@rv-press.com
www.rv-press.com

Cannes projection

Théâtre Croisette
Thursday, May 10 – 2.45 pm

Théâtre Croisette
Friday, May 11 – 2.45 pm

Studio 13
Friday, May 11 – 9.30 pm

Cinéma Le Raimu
Monday, May 14 – 4.30 pm