Muriel (Catherine Deneuve) is overjoyed that her grandson Alex (Kasey Mottet Klein) will stay on her farm and riding school in the Pyrenees for a few days before he travels to Canada. Concerned by his curious behaviour, she discovers that he has been lying to her; Alex and his girlfriend Lila (Oulaya Amamra), who helps Muriel on the farm, have taken up the cause of Islamic fundamentalism, and are preparing to go to Syria to become jihadis. Distraught, Muriel must act, and she enlists the help of reformed jihadi, Fouad (Kamel Labroudi), to reason with Alex. DOM
Director’s note: André Téchiné’s intense thriller and family drama brings to the fore the very current and sensitive topics of religious radicalisation amongst young people.
Official Selection, Out of Competition, Berlin International Film Festival 2019
Screening as part of IFI French Film Festival – November 13th to 24th. Multi-film tickets available directly from the IFI Box Office: 5 films for €50, 10 films for €90.
Please note that only persons 18 years and over will be admitted to this screening.