Astragal
Filmfest 2015

On a night in April, 1957, Albertine, a brilliant and rebellious 19-year-old girl, jumps from the wall of a prison where she's serving a sentence for a holdup. She breaks her anklebone: the astragalus. She is rescued by Julien, a fugitive from justice, and a burning passion between them ensues. He takes her to Paris and hides her. But while he leads his gangster life here and there, the young woman struggles for her freedom and against the wounds inflicted by Julien's absence, and writes poetry...
"A true tale of Bonnie & Clyde, but one that's much more about Bonnie than her beau, 'L' Astragale' was an immense critical and public success when it was first published in France back in 1965. Written by the young, Algeria-born Albertine Sarrazin – whose autobiographical account of her life as a stick-up girl, prostitute, prisoner and bisexual lover, made her the distaff equivalent of Jean Genet..."
Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 April 2015#


Filmmakers Live with director Brigitte Sy

tags: Francophone, Women, Love, Feature film, Thriller

Cast: Leila Bekhti, Reda Kateb, Esther Garrel, Jocelyne Desverchere, India Hair

Credits

Screenplay: Brigitte Sy, Serge Le Péron

Original Material: Albertine Sarrazin

Director of Photography: Frédéric Serve

Film Editor: Julie Dupré

Composer: Béatrice Thiriet

Production Designer: Françoise Arnaud

Costume Design: Françoise Arnaud

Sound: Luc Meilland, Melissa Petitjean

Producer: Paulo Branco

Production Company: Alfama Films

Co-Production Company: France 3 Cinéma

Director: Brigitte Sy