Film - International Independents Filmfest 2022


Directed by Vincent Maël Cardona


Director: Vincent Maël Cardona
Section: International Independents
Country: Germany, France
Year: 2021
Language: English, French
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Thimotée Robart, Marie Colomb, Joseph Olivennes, Fabrice Adde


A film that in magnetic, melancholy, and joyful ways captures the inimitable spirit of the 1980s.

In the early 1980s, France is gripped by a spirit of optimism that is also expressed in its music. Charismatic Jerôme, his introverted brother Philippe, and their friends operate a pirate radio station from an attic in their sleepy little town. Both brothers are in love with Marianne, who has just moved back from Paris. A tour of compulsory military service brings Philippe to West Berlin, where his acquaintance with Dany, a flashy male DJ at a military radio station, changes his life. When Philippe returns home, he realizes that a lot has changed there as well, and finds himself torn.

Meet the director


Vincent Maël Cardona

Vincent Maël Cardona, born in Brittany, France, in 1980, studied directing at the renowned Paris film school La Fémis. His 38-minute graduation film, ANYWHERE OUT OF THE WORLD, was awarded the second prize of the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival. His feature film debut, MAGNETIC BEATS, received the SACD prize of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and the César for best debut film.


Screenplay: Vincent Maël Cardona, Chloë Larouchi, Maël Le Garrec, Rose Philippon, Catherine Paillé, Romain Compingt
Director of Photography: Brice Pancot
Film Editor: Flora Volpelière
Composer: David Sztanke
Production Designer: Marion Burger
Costume Design: Gwendoline Grandjean
Sound: Mathieu Descamp
Sound design: Samuel Aïchoun (Mischung)
Make-up artist: Claudia Goetz
Casting director: Pierre-François Créancier
Producer: Marc-Benoît Créancier, Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral
Production Company: Easy Tiger, Srab Films
Co-Producer: Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer, Jan Krüger
Co-Production Company: Elemag Pictures, Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion
World Sales: Indie Sales
Distributor: Port au Prince Pictures