Screening of Keep Going: Joachim Lafosse
About the film
Sybille, a divorced mother, can’t stand watching her teenage son Samuel slip into a violent and meaningless life. She is also struggling with her own demons, past and pre- sent. As a last report, she takes Samuel on a long journey across Kyrgyzstan. Accompanied only by their two horses, mother and son face the magnificent yet hostile natural environment, its dangers, its rewards, its people… and above all each other.
About the director
A significant figure in contemporary cinema, Joachim Lafosse’s reputation is growing from film to film, as shown by the national and international acclaim for After Love, selected for the Directors’ Fortnight and Our Children, selected for Un Certain Regard, where Émilie Dequenne won the Best Actress award. Keen on strong subjects, his filmography is marked by monstrous characters whose motivations he tries to understand for, as the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
He graduated from the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IDA) in Louvain-La-Neuve with his short Tribu (2001). He has written screenplays and theatre pieces and has worked as assistant director on multiple films. Lafosse’s latest project is an adaptation of Continuer / Keep Going, a novel by Laurent Mauvignier, with Virginie Efira which brings him to the Festival.
Joachim Lafosse will be present at screenings on:
- 9th Nov 7:30pm, London Ciné Lumière
- 10th Nov 6:00pm, Edinburgh Filmhouse
About the French Film Festival UK
The French Film Festival UK (also named FFF UK) was founded in 1992. The festval was first based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, before spreading to other parts of the United Kingdom. The Festival takes place generally between November and the beginning of December, with a programme of French or French-language movies (films, shorts, documentary, animations, etc.).