WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER 2017
6:30 pm : Opening ceremony - Jury presentation
7:45 pm : Cocktail reception
9:00 pm : PROJECTION AU REVOIR LÀ-HAUT (2017) DE Albert Dupontel
November 1919. Two survivors from the trenches, one a designer of genius, the other a modest accountant, decide to mount a scam with war memorials. In the France of the Roaring Twenties, their plan turns out to be as dangerous as it is impressive….
Director Albert Dupontel
Scénario Pierre Lemaitre based on the book by Pierre Lemaitre
Cinematography Vincent Mathias
Editor Christophe Pinel
Music Maria Carolina Santana Caraballo-Gramcko, Cecile Coutelier, Frédéric Junqua, Christophe Pinel
Cast Albert Dupontel, Laurent Lafitte, Niels Arestrup, Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Emilie Dequenne, Mélanie Thierry
Source Gaumont Distribution
Albert Dupontel became well-known for his “Sales histoires” on Canal+. He went into cinema in 1995 with A Self-Made Hero, before directing Bernie in 1996. He then acted in films, including Serial Lover (1998), Irreversible (2002), Odette Toulemonde (2006), Jacquou Le Croquant (2005), The Clink of Ice (2010) and Le Grand Soir. In 2006, he directed Locked Out, The Villain (2009) and 9 Mois Ferme (2013).
He latest feature-length film Au Revoir Là-haut, inspired in the novel by Pierre Lemaitre, is presented as a preview showing at War on Screen.
SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 2017
7:00 pm : Presentation of the films awarded
7:45 pm : Closing cocktail reception
9:00 pm : LA PROMESSE by TERRY GEORGE
While World War I was looming, the Ottoman Empire was crumbling. Constantinople, its formerly prosperous and radiant capital, was on the verge of obliteration. Michael Boghosian arrives in the cosmopolitan city to study medicine. Reporter Chris Myers is also in town covering political current affairs, but also to watch over Ana, an Armenian artist he had been accompanying since Paris and who he had fallen in love with. When Michael meets Ana, both with the same origins, they are immediately attracted to one another, leading to rivalry between the two men.
Born in 1952 in Belfast, Terry George is a producer and screenwriter. He co-wrote the films In the Name of the Father (1993) – for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay – and The Boxer (1997), both directed by Jim Sheridan. His debut as screenwriter/director was in 1996 with the feature-length film Some Mother’s Son, in which he directed Helen Mirren and Fiona Flannigan. In 2005, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Hotel Rwanda, that he also directed himself. In 2012, he won the Academy Award for Best Short Fiction Film for The Shore.
Director Terry George
Writer Terry George, Robin Swicord
Cinematography Javier Aguirresarobe
Editor Steven Rosenblum
Music Gabriel Yared
Cast Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Charlotte Le Bon, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Angela Sarafyan, Marwan Kenzari, Tom Hollander, James Cromwell
Source Films sans frontières