Catch the Wind

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    Catch the Wind

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    France

    2017

    103 min

    • French
    • Arabic

    Drama

      Toronto IFF - Special Presentations

    A middle-aged factory worker's life is upended when she follows her employer to Morocco.

    Credits

    Cast
    Sandrine Bonnaire
    Mouna Fettou
    Kamal El Amri
    Ilian Bergala
    Lubna Azabal
    Screenplay
    Gaël Morel
    Rachid O.
    Cinematography
    David Chambille
    Editing
    Catherine Schwartz
    Music
    Camille Rocailleux
    Production
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    Press

    There’s mystery and nuance to Bonnaire’s performance.

    Scott Tobias, Screen Daily

    Gritty and affecting

    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

    A moving portrait of a woman to whom Sandrine Bonnaire lends her talent and expressive face.

    Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

    Gael Morel

    Gael Morel

    France

    Morel was born in Villefranche-sur-Saône, Rhône, France. He also grew up in the nearby little village of Lacenas in the Villefranche district. At the age of 15, Morel left home to pursue film studies in Lyon, and later moved to Paris. There he met acclaimed French director André Téchiné who cast him in the lead role of François in the multi César-winning 1994 film WILD REEDS which brought him to wider fame, earning much critical praise for his performance, and a 1995 César nomination for Most Promising Young Actor. While his co-stars Élodie Bouchez and Stéphane Rideau have both gone on to successful acting careers (he has often cast them in his own films), Morel has chosen to pursue a career behind the camera, as filmmaking has always been his passion.

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