Castle to Castle

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Castle to Castle (D’un château l’autre)

Directed by Emmanuel Marre

  • Belgium, France 2018; 40 min
  • Original version: French
  • Genre: Drama
    • Pardino d’oro for Best International Short Film (SRG SSR Award) - Locarno Festival
    • Bayard for Best Short Film - Francophone de Namur IFF
    • New Waves Prize - Roche-sur-Yon FF
    • Grand Prize - Brive FF


Spring 2017, in between the two rounds of the French presidential election. Pierre, a 25-year-old scholarship holder studying in a big Parisian school, lives with 75-year-old Francine, who is disabled and wheelchair-bound. Politically and socially opposed, they are perplexed and disoriented as they witness the unfolding electoral spectacle. While waiting for the results, they engage with each other, as Pierre tries to take care of Francine’s body and she attempts to heal his voiceless resentment.



    Alice Lemaire