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The Prayer

 

 

Original title:
La priere
Slovenian title:
Molitev
Section:
KINGS & QUEENS

Country, year:
France, 2018
Length:
107

Directed by:
Cedric Kahn

Screenplay:
Fanny Burdino, Samuel Doux, Cédric Kahn
Cinematography:
Yves Cape
Music:
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Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
French
Voting code:
F*
Cast:
Anthony Bajon (Thomas), Damien Chapelle (Pierre), Alex Brendemühl (Marco), Louise Grinberg (Sybille), Hanna Schygulla (sestra Miriam), Antoine Amblard (Oče Luc), Magne-Harvard Brekke (Olivier), Maité Maille (Agnes)
Awards:
Berlinale 2018 (Best Actor), Istanbul 2018, Moscow 2018


DateHourLocation 
Tue, 13.11.2018 15:00 Linhart Hall
Fri, 16.11.2018 17:00 Kino Komuna

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Description:
Cédric Kahn tells the story of a disoriented young drug addict who wants to end his habit through faith and friendship - by joining an isolated community of former addicts.

Twenty-year-old Thomas can't kick his drug habit. His last chance is a community of young men who want to overcome their addictions and are living together in a remote house in the mountains. Supervised by a Catholic priest, their days revolve around prayer, solidarity, discipline and hard labour. Every day is a struggle, but Thomas' spirits are raised by his acquaintance with a girl who lives on a neighbouring farm. Gradually, he begins to give his new life a chance.

"I do not think I would have made a film about any of these two topics, it was the meeting of the two that fascinated me: the journey of these young people from drugs to faith. I have been interested in this story for a very long time. I first heard of all the experiences of the believers with drug addicts, then I went to meet these young people. It was their testimonies that gave me the idea that there was a film to be made." (Cédric Kahn)
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