Very inspirational video and winner of a list of Film Festivals, by Astray Films.
An old man and a young woman meet in Tokyo. She knows nothing about him, he thinks he knows her. He welcomes her into his home, she offers him her body. But the web that is woven between them in the space of twenty four hours bears no relation to the circumstances of their encounter.
The second movie in competition today is Après la bataille (After the battle), Egypt, about the Arab Spring, by Yousry Nasrallah.
Mahmoud is one of the “Tahrir square knights” who, on 2nd February 2011, manipulated by Mubarak’s regime, charged against the young revolutionaries. Beaten, humiliated, unemployed, ostracised in his neighbourhood near the Pyramids, Mahmoud and his family are losing their footing… It is then that he meets Reem, a young Egyptian
divorcee, modern and secular, who works in advertising.
Reem is a militant revolutionary and lives in a nice neighbourhood in Cairo. Their meeting will change their lives…
Unfortunately there is no trailer in english available.
On day 2 of the festival in Cannes we would like to present you De Rouille et d’os (Rust and bones) by Jacques Audiard.
Ali suddenly finds himself in charge of Sam, his 5 years old son that he barely knows. Penniless and without friends, he leaves the north of France to seek shelter at his sister’s in Antibes. Even though she and her husband do not have much money, they make a room for them in their garage and take care of Sam.
Ali finds work as a bouncer at a local nightclub. After diffusing a fight one evening, he meets Stephanie a beautiful, self-confident woman. He takes her home and leaves her his number. But she is a princess and he is a poor fellow.
Stephanie is a killer whale trainer at the local Marineland. After a terrible accident one day, Ali gets an unexpected phone call from Stephanie.
When he sees her again she is crammed into a wheelchair. She has lost both her legs and her dreams.
Ali will share genuine moments with her, without pity, and help her to live again…