News 17 JUL 2018

"Castle to castle" by Emmanuel Marre at Locarno’s Competition

Castle to castle, brand new short by Emmanuel Marre will compete in the Pardi di Domani section of the 71st Festival of Locarno which will take place form August 1 to 11.

Spring 2017, during the French presidential election. Pierre, 25 years old and on a scholarship for a prestigious Parisian School, is housed by Francine, who is 75, disabled and confined to her wheelchair. Both puzzled and disoriented, they witness the electoral fair that's playing out. Their political opinions and social backgrounds are opposite but they still confide in each other. While waiting for the polls verdict, Pierre tries to look after Francine's body while Francine tries to heal Pierre's resentment.

Castle to castle is produced by Michigan Films and Kidam.

Emmanuel Marre likes forests, lumberjacking, boxing, poetry and architecture. He also worked as an operator in a HLM office (French social housing), as a waiter and a living model for an academy. After running away from Paris and literature studies, he went to IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion) in Belgium. He now shares his time between documentaries (Chaumière / Rooms without a view - 2013) and fiction films (La vie qui va avec / A Life that fits in - 2008, Le petit chevalier / The Little knight - 2010, Le désarroi du flic socialiste Quechua / The Disarray of a neighbourhood's cop - 2014, Le Film de l'été - 2016).

A crucible of future talent, the Pardi di domani section screens shorts and medium-length films by young independent auteurs or film school students who have not yet tried their hand at feature films. The section has two separate competitions: one limited to recent Swiss productions, the other international, featuring films from all over the world.