52nd edition

Voyages

Fortnight 1999, Feature film, 1h55

Synopsis

Poland, Paris, Tel Aviv. The quest of three women whose destinies overlap. Riwka, 65 — a tourist bus on a road between Warsaw and Auschwitz. The bus drives through the frost of the Polish countryside and breaks down in the middle of nowhere. In the clamor of Yiddish, the anxious riders get out of hand. Regine, who is the same age, thinks she’s found her father, a very old man with a faulty memory who has come all the way to Paris from the other end of Europe to find her. Yiddish is his ultimate means of communication. Vera, an 80-year-old Russian, alone in the world, has just emigrated to Israel at the end of her life. Looking for a cousin she lost contact with many years ago, from bus to bus, suburb to suburb, along the busy boulevards of Tel Aviv, alone, a stranger to everything. She is lost, exhausted… Then, on one last bus, by pure chance, she meets Riwka…

Casting

  • Abraham Leber
  • Esther Gorintin
  • Liliane Rovère
  • Maurice Chevit
  • Michaël Shillo
  • Moscu Alcalay
  • Nathan Cogan
  • Shulamit Adar

Team

Screenplay
Emmanuel Finkiel

Image
Hans Meyer, Jean-Claude Larrieu

Sound
Pierre Gamet, François Waledisch

Editing
Emmanuelle Castro

Production

Production : Yaël Fogiel, Les Films du Poisson, 54 rue René Boulanger, 75010 Paris, France, Tél. : 33 (0)1 42 02 54 80, Fax : 33 (0)1 42 02 54 72 Studio Canal + – Arte France Cinéma – Héritage Films – Paradise Films – Canal + Polska – FCC – YMC vente à l’étranger : MK2, 55 rue Traversière, 75012 Paris, France, Tél. : 33 (0)1 44 67 30 11 / 18, Fax : 33 (0)1 43 41 32 30 Distribution : MK2, 55 rue Traversière, 75012 Paris, France, Tél. : 33 (0)1 44 67 30 80, Fax : 33 (0)1 43 44 20 18

Awards

Prix de la jeunesse film français