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Film - International Independents

SECRET NAME

Directed by Aurélia Georges

Info

Director: Aurélia Georges
Section: International Independents
Country: France
Year: 2021
PT: LA PLACE D’UNE AUTRE
OT: LA PLACE D'UNE AUTRE
Language: French
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Lyna Khoudry, Sabine Azéma, Laurent Poitrenaux
18+

Logline

The heroine becomes more and more entangled in her lies in this poetic thriller about female identity in a rigid class society.

Shortly before the First World War, poverty reigns on the streets of Paris. To escape this miserable existence, Nélie enlists in the Red Cross and becomes a nurse at the front. Rose, a young woman from a good family, is taken into her care. During a bombing raid, Rose dies before her eyes. Without further ado, Nélie pretends to be Rose and becomes a reader to the wealthy Madame de Lengwil in her stead. The hoax works surprisingly well at first.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • Q&A with Aurélia Georges

    City 3
  • Q&A with Aurélia Georges

    HFF Kino 1
  • Filmmuseum

Meet the director

SECRET NAME

Aurélia Georges

Aurélia Georges was born in Paris in 1973. She studied directing at the La Fémis film school in Paris, graduating in 2002. She has made two documentaries and five short films. She has also been a production assistant and has written for the film magazine “L’Art du Cinéma”. Her first feature-length film, THE WALKING MAN, premiered at Cannes in 2007, followed by her second feature, THE GIRL AND THE RIVER in 2017, which also premiered at Cannes. SECRET NAME had its world premiere at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival.

Credits

Screenplay: Aurélia Georges, Maud Ameline
Director of Photography: Jacques Girault
Film Editor: Martial Salomon
Composer: Frédéric Vercheval
Producer: Emmanuel Barraux
Production Company: 31 Juin Films
World Sales: Pyramide International