Aude Léa Rapin

Aude Léa Rapin


The tribute aspect is very important because my life crossed that of Srebrenica very early on. I lived there for a year, attended mass grave openings, rubbed shoulders with those who bury, those who dig up and, above all, with those who cannot be mourned. In HEROES DON'T DIE, there is also the anguish of considering one's own death. As for reincarnation, to make people believe that the end does not exist is a rather sweet, comforting thought. At the same time, cinema makes it possible to sanctify someone longer than in real life.    


Aude Léa Rapin is a screenwriter and a director who graduated from La Fémis’ screenwriting course. She first directed two documentaries, ENCLAVE (Étoile de la Scam 2015) and NINO'S PLACE (Prix du Grand Reportage 2009 at Geneva International Film Festival) before moving on to fiction with LA METEO DES PLAGES (2014), screened at various international festivals. She then directed the award-winning TON COEUR AU HASARD (2015) that received the Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival’s Grand Prix, and QUE VIVE L'EMPEREUR (2016), screened at the Locarno Film Festival. HEROES DON'T DIE (2019), her first feature film, was selected at the 58th Semaine de la Critique.

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