Selection : French Feature films 2018

Taking place

A Lua Platz

Jérémy Gravayat

2018
France
1h34
Documentary
Col.
CAMIRA Award Best Feature Film / Special Mention Eurocks One+One award

At the outskirts of Paris, in a rapidly-changing suburb, a group of Romanian families are searching for a place to live. From their abandoned village, to the demolished slum and occupied houses, their quest weaves together a common history, forged through solidarity and marked by displacement. Accompanying them on their journey, we build this film as an alternative habitable space.

Take Place is a considerable documentary both for the mixed material used (archive footage and live film-footage shot in France and Romania) and for the novel character of the testimonies presented throughout the film, from Romanian families living in Seine-St-Denis. They tell us about the hardships they face in the relationship with the French state, in finding a job or a place to live. A melancholy arises with the Romanian villages they have had to leave, presented through lyric and nostalgic images, and their struggle and resistance for political autonomy becomes almost sublime. Through this narrative of Romanian and Romani people's oppression by the state and the police, the film questions the persistance of France's racist structure. (Charlotte Corchète)

Photography
Guillaume Mazloum, Jérémy Gravayat
Sound
Gil Savoy
Editing
Marie Beaune
Production
Carine Chichkowsky, Survivance et Damien Monnier, L’image d’après

Eurocks One+One award

CONTACT:
Survivance, Carine Chichkowsky
carine@survivance.net
L'image d'après, Damien Monnier 
damien.lidap@gmail.com

Through his documentary films, Jérémy Gravayat explores the lives of people living in exile. He is also a film editor and collaborates to L'Abominable a cinematographic lab and to the magazine Dérives.tv. LM/FF : Les Hommes debout (2010). CM/SF : La Rencontre (2001), Un autre jour sur la plage (2002), L’Europe après la pluie (2006), Vivre Ici (2008), Que sais-je ?(2012), Planches, clous, marteaux (2014).

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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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Selection

Feature Films

Short Films