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Mon père, le Diable

Biennale College Cinema

Director:
Ellie Foumbi
Production:
Ellie Foumbi, Joseph Mastantuono
Running Time:
107’
Language:
French
Country:
USA
Year:
2021
Main Cast:
Babetida Sadjo, Souleymane Sy Savané, Jennifer Tchiakpe, Franck Saurel, Martine Amisse
Screenplay:
Ellie Foumbi
Cinematographer:
Tinx Chan
Editor:
Roy Clovis
Production Designer:
Philippe Lacomblez
Costume Designer:
Noémie Le Tily
Music:
Gavin Brivik
Sound:
Agnes Mathon
VFX:Mike Bucuzzo

Synopsis 

Marie works as the head cook in a retirement home in a small mountain town in the south of France. Though she seems relatively well adjusted; Marie harbors a shameful secret—she’s a former child soldier. Silently struggling with the remnants of her traumatic past, Marie hides her PTSD from those around her. Her quiet life is turned upside down the day an African priest named Father Patrick begins to volunteer at the home. She immediately recognizes him from her past. As Father Patrick charms all her co-workers, Marie must decide if she will exact her revenge or cling to the new life she’s built.

Director’s Statement

The impact of war on children is further complicated when they become the perpetrators of violence. That’s the real tragedy of child soldiers. I wanted to explore who these children become as adults, how they process the atrocities they witnessed and committed. This is an aspect of war that’s seldom discussed. By setting Mon Père, le Diable in a neutral location, I saw an opportunity not only to explore this issue from a unique perspective, but to make an intimate social commentary on it.

producers/distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Ellie Foumbi, Joseph Mastantuono – Solid Stripe Films
6 Hampton Oval
10805 – New Rochelle, United States of America
Tel. +1 347-805-7278
solidstripefilms@gmail.com
http://www.solidstripefilms.com

OTHER COPRODUCTIONS: (Executive producers) Alan McConnell (Resolve Media), Huckleberry Seed.

PRESS OFFICE: Biennale College – Cinema +39 041 2726 644 presscinema@labiennale.org college-cinema@labiennale.org


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