Official Selection

C'est ça l'amour - Real Love

by Claire Burger
France, 2018, 98', color, DCP
Screenplay: Claire Burger
11:30 Sala Perla Press, Industry
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Followed by Q&A
11:30 Sala Perla Tickets, All Accreditations

Claire Burger
Julien Poupard

Laurent Sénéchal
Claire Burger
Julien Sicart
Fanny Martin
Olivier Goinard

production design
Pascale Consigny
Isabelle Pannetier

Bouli Lanners (Mario)
Justine Lacroix (Frida)
Sarah Henochsberg (Niki)
Cécile Remy-Boutang (Armelle)
Antonia Buresi (Antonia)
Célia Mayer (Alex)
Lorenzo Demanget (Nazim)
Tiago Gandra (Tiago)

Isabelle Madelaine

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Forbach, East of France, today. Mario, a man without much ambition, except where love is concerned, is back to square one after his wife left home. He now must raise his two adolescent daughters by himself, while going through some sort of a teenage crisis of his own. 14-year-old Frida blames her father for their mother's leaving and she develops ambivalent feelings towards her new girlfriend. 17-year-old Niki will soon leave home. Until then, she lives the good life. Mario can't help but lose the women he loves. Yet they must all agree to let one another go. Can accepting the fact of losing someone eventually lead to finding oneself?



2018 C'est ça l'amour (Real Love)
2014 Party Girl (with Marie Amachoukeli and Samuel Theis)
2013 Demolition Party (with Marie Amachoukeli, short)
2009 C'est gratuit pour les filles 
(It's Free for Girls, with Marie Amachoukeli, short)
2009 Toute ma vie j'ai rêvé (short)
2008 Forbach (short)

"Diving into the heart of a city and a family, in a moment of crisis, offered me the opportunity to explore the bonds that are being forged or broken as a result of mutual misunderstandings and hasty positions. A polyphonic look at family and social dysfunctions, where mutual subjectivities confront one another."
Claire Burger graduated with a degree in film editing from La Fémis. In 2008 she made Forbach, a short that won the Cinéfondation award at Cannes and the Grand Prix at Clermont-Ferrand's Film Festival. Together with Marie Amachoukeli, she co-directed Demolition Party and C'est gratuit pour les filles; screened at Cannes (International Critics' Week), it was awarded a César for best short feature film and a special mention at Clermont-Ferrand. The collaboration with Marie Amachoukeli continued in 2014 when they were also joined by Samuel Theis. Party Girl, written and directed by the three artists, was selected by Un Certain Regard, at Cannes, and won the Caméra d'Or and the Prix d'ensemble.

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