PARISIENNE
Film - International Independents Filmfest 2016

PARISIENNE

Directed by Danielle Arbid

Info

Director: Danielle Arbid
Section: International Independents
Country: France
Year: 2015
PT: PEUR DE RIEN
OT: PEUR DE RIEN
Language: French, Persian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Manal Issa, Vincent Lacoste, Paul Hamy
18+

Logline

PARISIENNE

Lina, 19, arrives in Paris during the 90’s. She is alone and lost. With nothing but fear and her natural instinct for self-preservation, she is looking for something she never found in her home country of Lebanon: freedom.
“PARISIENNE is above all a film about growing up youth, as the main character is 18 and has an instinctive desire to live the way she wants. Being young means grappling with the upheaval of discovering who you are. And I also wanted to make the most honest film I could about immigration. The result is a film about a young immigrant yearning to live her life. In general, films about immigration have protagonists who are focused on their past: PARISIENNE looks to the future. That was what I did when I arrived here...” -Danielle Arbid

Meet the director

PARISIENNE

Danielle Arbid

Danielle Arbid was born in Beirut in 1970 and moved to Paris to study literature when she was 17. She started making movies in 1997. Her doc ALONE WITH WAR (2000) and series CONVERSATION DE SALON (2003-2009) both won prizes in Locarno. Her first dramatic films IN THE BATTLEFIELDS (2004) and A LOST MAN (2007) both screened at Cannes, BEIRUT HOTEL (2012) at Locarno.

Credits

Screenplay: Danielle Arbid, Julie Peyr
Director of Photography: Helene Louvart
Film Editor: Mathilde Muyard
Composer: Bachar Mar-Khalife
Production Designer: Charlotte de Cadeville
Costume Design: Claire Dubien
Sound: Emmanuel Zouki, Jean Casanova
Producer: Philippe Martin, David Thion
Production Company: Les Films Pelléas
World Sales: Films Boutique