SAVAGE STATE [L’ÉTAT SAUVAGE]

11/21/2020 10:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

France/Canada 2019 118 min French and English original version with English subtitles

by David Perrault

Script: David Perrault, DoP: Christophe Duchange, Editor: Maxime Pozzi-Garcia, Production: Mille et une productions, Metafilms INC, Producers: Farès Ladjimi, Sylvain Corbeil, Cast: Alice Isaaz, Kevin Janssens, Déborah François, Bruno Todeschini, Constance Dollé, Armelle Abibou

As the American Civil War breaks out, patriarch Edmond resolves to return to France with his wife and three daughters. Shady Victor is supposed to protect them on the risky trip to safe harbour in New York. Alas, he himself is being pursued by a lawless gang. This entertaining Western homage goes all in on strong women that have a Colt firm in hand, especially when it comes to the brutal final showdown!

“A French Western sounds crazy on paper, but David Perrault’s story of survival on the trail brings the best of modern westerns with the prestige and regality associated with that of French cinema.” (Elements of Madness)

More information

David Perrault, born in France in 1976, studied Screenwriting at la Fémis in Paris. His first short film, SOPHIA, was released in 2006. In 2013, his first feature film, OUR HEROES DIED TONIGHT, was nominated for the Critics’ Week Grand Prize and the Caméra d’Or at Cannes International Film Festival. The film won the Audience Award at the 2013 Oldenburg Film Festival. SAVAGE STATE, his second feature, premiered at Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Filmography: 2013 SOPHIA, 2009 ADIEU CRÉATURE, 2013 NO HABLO AMERICAN (all short films); OUR HEROES DIED TONIGHT, 2019 SAVAGE STATE

Contact
Pyramide International
Alberto Alvarez Aguilera
France
alberto@pyramidefilms.com
http://inter.pyramidefilms.com/