• Aïssa
Genre : Social
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2014
Format : Short
Running time : 8 (in minutes)

Aïssa, a young Congolese woman living illegally in France, must lie about her age in order to stay in French territory. Through the coldly scrutinizing lens of a medical examination, director Trehin-Lalanne probes the deeply personal implications of territorial boundaries that dictate the legality of an individual.

Director: Clément Trehin-Lalanne

Country: France
Year: 2014
Language: French
Runtime: 8 minutes
Rating: 14A

Executive Producer: Karine Blanc, Michel Tavares
Producer: Karine Blanc, Pauline Seigland, Michel Tavares
Production Company: Takami Productions

Principal Cast: Manda Touré, Bernard Campan, Simon Giesbert

Screenplay: Clément Trehin-Lalanne
Cinematographer: Romain Le Bonniec
Editor: Mona-Lise Lanfant
Sound: Gérard Mailleau, Mathieu Vigouroux, Matthieu Langlet

Contact Information
International Sales Agent: L'Agence du court métrage, Takami Productions

2014 | 39th TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival 2014, Canada | 04-14 Sept 2014
* Selection - Short Cuts International Programme 4
* Programmer: Magali Simard
* Canadian Premiere

2014 | 67th Cannes Film Festival, France
* Competition (for the Short Film Palme d'Or).
* Première Mondiale / World Premiere
* Special Mention


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