'Castle to castle' wins a prize at the La Roche-sur-Yon Festival30/10/2018

Castle to castle by Emmanuel Marre won the Nouvelles Vagues Acuitis Prize at the La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival.

Presented at the Nouvelles Vagues competition, on Sunday evening, Castle to castle, the new short film by Emmanuel Marre, won the Nouvelles Vagues Acuitis Prize at the 9th edition of the La Roche-sur-Yon Festival.

Having already won the Best Short Film Prize and the Young Board Prize at Locarno, Castle to castle has now scooped up its 5th such prize in only 3 festivals. It had already won two prizes at the Namur French-speaking International Film Festival with the Bayard Best Short Film Prize and the Interpretation Prize for Pierre Nisse and Francine Atoch.

It is spring 2017, in the interval of the French presidential election. Pierre, aged 25, who obtained a grant to study at a major Parisian school, lives with Francine, aged 75, severely disabled and in a wheelchair. Perplexed and disorientated, they attend the electoral fair which is being held outside. They are on opposing political sides and under different social conditions, but surrender to one another. As we await the grassroots verdict, Pierre tries to look at Francine's body, and Francine tries to cope with Pierre's hidden resentment.

Produced by Michigan Films and Kidam, Castle to castle was presented as a French première.

Every year, the La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival presents a programme of over 70 French premières, spread over 3 different competitions. The Festival seeks to look at the latest contemporary cinema and tries to give films which have not yet been shown in France a chance. The Festival's previous editions have seen many prestigious guests and paid homage to them through events, gatherings and unprecedented retrospects. It now welcomes over 22,000 spectators. 


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