Official Selection

Pearl

by Elsa Amiel
Switzerland, France, 2018, 82', color, DCP
Wednesday 29 August 2018
22:00 Sala Perla 2 Press, Industry
 
Saturday 01 September 2018
17:00 Sala Perla Tickets, All Accreditations
Followed by Q&A
 
Saturday 08 September 2018
17:00 Sala Perla Tickets, All Accreditations
 

screenplay
Elsa Amiel
with Laurent Larivière
cinematography
Colin Levêque
editing
Sylvie Lager
Caroline Detournay

music
Fred Avril
sound
Marc Von Stürler
production design
Valérie Rozanes
costumes
Yvett Rotscheid

cast
Julia Föry (Léa Pearl)
Peter Mullan (Al)
Vidal Arzoni (Joseph)
Arieh Worthalter (Ben)
Agata Buzek (Serena)

productions
Unité de Production
Bande à Part Films
producers
Bruno Nahon
Caroline Nataf
Lionel Baier
co-productions
KNM
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
co-producer
Michel Merkt

with the support of
Pictanovo
Région Hauts-de-France
CNC Région Grand Est et Strasbourg Eurométropole
CNC - Suissimage
in association with
Haut et Court Distribution
Arte
Cofinova 14
Indéfilms 6

world sales
mk2 films
contact


press office
Premier
Christelle Randall
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72 hours from the final of an international female bodybuilding championship. Lea Pearl is set to compete for the prestigious title of Miss Heaven. But her past catches up with her, when her ex-lover Ben shows up with the 6-year-old son she hardly knows.

 

Filmography

2018 Pearl
2010 Ailleurs seulement (short)
2007 Faccia dfAngelo (short)

gThis complex topic of bodybuilding, absolutely paradoxical and very cinematic, made me want to question standards through a female character, Léa Pearl. This modern heroine bases her identity primarily on her body as an object of desire, submission, performance, memory. I wanted to question our connection to gender issues through maternity, beyond the imperatives imposed by society. In this world built upon appearances and resilience, Pearl shows how the struggle of an athlete to achieve excellence is also the struggle of a woman trying to assert her own true self.h
Elsa Amiel (Paris) has worked as first assistant director, notably with renowned directors such as Bertrand Bonello, Noémie Lvovsky and Mathieu Amalric. After two short films, Pearl is her first feature film.

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