Filmfest 2019

German Age Rating

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Sybille, a divorced mother, can’t stand watching her teenage son, Samuel, slip into a violent and meaningless life. She is also struggling with her own demons, past and present. As a last resort, she takes Samuel on a long journey across Kyrgyzstan. Accompanied only by their two horses, mother and son face the magnificent yet hostile natural environment, its dangers, its rewards, its people, and above all each other. Joachim Lafosse's neo-western is based on the novel "Continuer" by Laurent Mauvignier.

tags: Adventure, Relationship, Motherhood, Nature, Western

Cast: Virginie Efira, Kacey Mottet-Klein


Screenplay: Joachim Lafosse, Thomas van Zuylen

Original Material: Laurent Mauvignier

Director of Photography: Jean-François Hensgens

Film Editor: Yann Dedet

Production Designer: Stanislas Reydellet

Costume Design: Pascaline Chavanne

Sound: Marc Engels, Ingrid Simon, Paul Heymans, Héléna Réveillère, Valérie Le Docte, Thomas Gauder

Producer: Sylvie Pialat, Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Benoît Quainon, Olivier Bronckart

Production Company: Versus Production, Les Films du Worso

Co-Production Company: Prime Time, Le Pacte, Winnipeg et Johnny Jane, RTBF, VOO et Be Tv

World Sales: Le Pacte

Director: Joachim Lafosse


Born in Uccle, Belgium, in 1975, Joachim Lafosse graduated from the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) in Belgium in 2001 with a degree in film directing. His first feature-length motion picture, PRIVATE MADNESS, had its world premiere in competition at the Locarno Film Festival. In 2006, he made not one, but two feature films: ÇA REND HEUREUX, which also premiered in competition at Locarno, and PRIVATE PROPERTY with Isabelle Huppert, which had its world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival. These were followed by PRIVATE LESSONS (2008), OUR CHILDREN (2012), and WHITE KNIGHTS (2015). AFTER LOVE (2016) with Bérénice Bejo and Cédric Kahn was shown for the first time in Cannes as part of the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs. Lafosse's latest film, KEEP GOING, had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2018.