Put to the test : Matter and Memory

Half a life

Mourir à trente ans

Romain Goupil

french without subtitles

The film is a biographical black and white documentary about Michel Recanati, a militant leader during the May 1968 riots in Paris. It tells the story of two friends through the left-wing groups in Paris between 1966 and 1978 when Michel goes missing and it is later discovered that he committed suicide. It is a personal tale as well as an in-depth look at the political scene in France during those years. It also documents the history of the CAL [Highschool Student Action Committee] and the LCR Revolutionary Communist League .

Romain Goupil
Renan Pollès, Jean Chiabaut, Sophie Goupil
Jacques Kebadian, Dominique Dalmasso
Franssou Prenant
MK2 Productions

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The international competition is open to :

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd feature films (60 minutes and over)
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd short and medium length films (less than 60 minutes)
  • without distinction of genre : fiction, essay, animation and documentary of creation (films produced for television - shows, television magazines, news coverage - are not eligible)
  • completed after the 1st of September 2021 and having not been commercially released in France (except for short films, which may have been broadcasted on local or specialty channel, exclusively).

Submissions are open until July 31st, 2022.
The decisions of the selection committee will be given y email mid-October, 2022.

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