PACIFICTION
PACIFICTION

PACIFICTION

Director Albert Serra

Production year 2022

Length 165min.

Country France/Spain/Germany/Portugal

screenings

12 Jul 2022 19.30 Moscow Cinema, Red hall
17 Jul 2022 17.30 Cinema House, Grand Hall

SYNOPSIS

On an island in French Polynesia a writer returns to her country after having triumphed in France with a novel. However, she is disoriented and in a creative crisis. Faced with the impossibility of writing new works, she decides to accept a simultaneous translation job together with an ambassador. A strange love attraction begins between them, full of contrasts. Little by little she realizes the cynicism of international politics, with a latent threat of new nuclear tests by the French government. Her love affair with the ambassador will be affected by that conflict, and interest and romance will mix in a confusing and absorbing way until the sad end.

CAST & CREW

Albert Serra
Albert Serra

Director

Producer(s)

Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Albert Serra, Dirk Decker, Andrea Schütte, Joaquim

Script

Albert Serra

Director of Photography

Artur Tort

Production designer

Sebastian Vogler

Music by

Marc Verdaguer

Sound

Jordi Ribas

Edit

Albert Serra, Artur Tort, Ariadna Ribas

Cast

Benoît Magimel, Sergi López, Marc Susini, Montse Triola, Lluís Serrat, Pahoa Mahagafanau, Alexandre Melo

Production company(ies)

Rosa Filmes, Tamtam Film, Anderground Films, Arte France Cinéma, Archipel Production – France, BR Arte - Germany

Albert Serra

Born 1975. Catalan artist and filmmaker Albert Serra holds a degree in Spanish Philology and Literary Theory from Barcelona University. He writes, directs and produces both films and plays. His films usually depict European myths and literature. In 2001, Serra co-founded the production company Andergraun Films. Honour of the Knights (Honor de cavalleria) was selected by Cahiers du Cinéma as one of the ten best films of 2007. In 2013, a retrospective of Serra's work was screened at the Centre Pompidou. For Story of My Death, Serra was awarded the Golden Leopard at the Locarno FF in 2013. For The Death of Louis XIV, Serra received the Prix Jean Vigo in 2016. Freedom received the Un Certain Regard – Special Jury Prize in Cannes 2019.


Filmography

Crespià: The Film Not the Village (2003), Honour of the Knights (2006), Super 8 (short, 2006), Sant Pere de Rodes (short, 2006), Rússia (short, 2007), Birdsong (2008), L'alto arrigo (short, 2008), Baucà (short, 2009), Lectura d'un poema (short, 2010), The Names of Christ (2011), 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (Co-dir., 2011), The Lord Has Worked Wonders in Me (2011), Cuba libre (short, 2013), Story of My Death (2013), The Death of Louis XIV (2016), Roi Soleil (2018), Freedom (2019), My Influences (doc., 2020), Pacifiction (2022).

FILMS 2022