A l'abordage
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    A l'abordage

    Directed by

    France

    2020

    95 min

    • French

    Drama

    A warm summer evening in Paris; Félix meets Alma by chance. They laugh, dance and spend the night in a park. But their time together is cut short because she is about to go on holiday with her family. On an impulse, Félix decides to surprise her where she is holidaying and enrols a friend in the adventure. They carpool with a young man who gets tangled up in the undertaking. Nothing seems to go quite as planned.

    Awards

    • FIPRESCI Jury Award (Special mention) - Berlinale Panorama

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Éric Nantchouang
    Salif Cissé
    Édouard Sulpice
    Asma Messaoudene
    Ana Blagojevic
    Martin Mesner
    Lucie Gallo
    Cécile Feuillet
    Nicolas Pietri
    Screenplay
    Guillaume Brac
    Catherine Paillé
    Cinematography
    Alan Guichaoua
    Editing
    Héloïse Pelloquet
    Sales
    THE PARTY FILM SALES
    Production
    GEKO FILMS

    Press

    A delightful showcase for the talents of its diverse, fresh-faced cast (...) letting its characters primarily be who they are, not what they represent.

    Variety

    Guillaume Brac

    Guillaume Brac

    France

    Guillaume Brac graduated from film school La Fémis in 2005. First, he worked as an assistant with french directors Emmanuel Mouret and Arnaud des Pallières. In 2008, he participated in the creation of Année Zéro, a film production company based in Paris. In 2009, he wrote, directed and produced his short film LE NAUFRAGE, which was awarded at Premiers Plans Festival in Angers. Shot in the same spot one year later, UN MONDE SANS FEMMES was his first medium-length film. His film JULY TALES screened in the Antidepressant section of Istanbul Film Festival 2018 and TREASURE ISLAND (2018) in the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. A L'ABORDAGE (2020) premiered at Panorama Berlinale.

    Selected Filmography