France 2017, 67 min, French, Hebrew & English subtitles
Plot 35 of the Casablanca graveyard was supposed to be the grave of the director’s baby sister. The plot, however, does not exist, and it seems all memory of the child has been erased—intentionally.
French actor Éric Caravaca tries to uncover a secret that his parents have hidden from him all his life. Did he have a sister? What happened to her? Why is there no evidence of her life or death? The contradictory answers he finds in interviews with his parents and in the family archive only lead to more mysteries.
Attempting to understand the need to forget, Caravaca’s extraordinary film ties his family’s story to the bitter history of the countries they lived in—Morocco, Algeria and France, which have their own ghosts to cope with.
Previous Festivals:Cannes, Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo, IDFA
- Thu 17.05 15:15 Cinemateque 1
- Sun 20.05 15:00 Cinemateque 4 Filmmaker Present
- Sat 26.05 10:30 Cinemateque 2
Production: Laetitia Gonzalez, Yael Fogiel
Production Company: Les Films Du Poisson, Niko Film
Script: Éric Caravaca, Arnaud Cathrine
Editing: Simon Jacquet
Cinematography: Jerzy Palacz
Music: Florent Marchet
A favourite of art house film directors, he works with Jean-Pierre Limosin, Siegrid Alnoy and Werner Schroeter. He then directed his first film The Passenger, which was presented at the Venice Film Festival Critics’ Week in 2005, won the Jury Grand Prize and the Audience Award at Belfort Film Festival and Best Director Award at Ourense Film Festival.