Back to Genoa City

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    Back to Genoa City

    Retour à Genoa City

    Directed by

    France

    2017

    29 min

    • French

    Documentary

    Granny and her brother Uncle Thomas watch the same soap opera, every day at the same time since 1989. Twenty years after leaving Nice, I come back to see them so they can fill me in on the 3527 episodes I’ve missed.

    Awards

    • Prix Illy for a Short Film - Cannes Directors' Fortnight
    • Prix du public Midi Libre-Titra Film - CINEMED
    • Grand Jury Prize - Angers FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Maria Grimalt
    René Grimalt
    Tommaso Merone
    Screenplay
    Benoît Grimalt
    Cinematography
    Benoît Grimalt
    Damien Froidevaux
    Editing
    Damien Froidevaux
    Music
    Arnaud Gransac
    Production
    E2P / ENTRE2PRISES
    Benoît Grimalt

    Benoît Grimalt

    France

    Benoît Grimalt, born in 1975, lives in Nice. He’s a photographer. In 2008, he directed his first documentary film. So he’s also a director. But that’s not all, since he published a book of drawings in 2012. So he’s also a bit of an artist…

    His short film RETURN TO GENOA CITY was selected for the Quinzaine des Realisateurs in Cannes Film Festival 2017.