Occidental

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    Occidental

    Directed by

    France

    2017

    73 min

    • French
    • Italian

    Drama

    In a world in crisis with blurred ideologies and unhealthy questions of identity, where things only seem to give us a choice between CCTV and the gods. At the Hotel Occidental, everyone lies. When compulsive liar Antonio wants to spends a night in the bridal suite with his so-called lover Giorgio, Diana, the hotel manager, goes on crusade to show they are going to commit a crime, calling in the police without having any proof of their guilt. All the characters will try to turn the plot to their own personal interests, making a hidden love story into judging people by appearances, or homophobia, or even a threat of terrorism.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Idir Chender
    Anna Ivacheff
    Paul Hamy
    Louise Orry-Diquero
    Screenplay
    Neïl Beloufa
    Cinematography
    Guillaume Le Grontec
    Editing
    Ermanno Corrado
    Music
    Grégoire Bourdeil
    Alexandre Geindre
    Sales
    MPM PREMIUM
    Production
    BAD MANNER'S
    Production
    HUGO JEUFFRAULT
    Production
    PIERRE MALACHIN

    Press

    [Beloufa] proves skilled at creating suspense from minimal ingredients, with strong use of sound design and music...which erupts into florid Morricone-esque melodrama during the film's torrid climax.

    Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

    A visually and sonically striking ensemble piece that plays mischievous games with audience expectations.

    Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

    Neïl Beloufa

    Neïl Beloufa

    France

    My videos and my objects or installations are ruled the same way, taking the empirical premise that fiction is to the documentary what a "sculpture" is to a functional object

    Neïl Beloufa is an artist who lives and works in Paris, France. His work has previously been exhibited at The New Museum, (New York), Manfiesta 8 (Murcia, ES), Chung-King Projects (Los Angeles), White Box (New York) and the Palais de Tokyo (Paris). He’s represented by Francois Ghebaly Gallery (Los Angeles) and Balice Hertling (Paris). His film SANS TITRE (2010) won the Grand Prize at the Oberhausen Film Festival in 2011 and it was included in the Wavelengths programme at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011. In 2016 his documentary DESIRE FOR DATA was included in the programme of Cinéma du Réel.

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