December 2012. Two French reporters are released after months of captivity in Syria. One of them, Gabriel, is just shy of 30.
A few months later Gabriel realizes that he cannot rebuild his life in Paris.
He leaves for India, for his childhood home in Goa. There, close to his roots, Gabriel hopes to be able to write the next page of his life. He meets Maya, his godfather’s daughter and with her, Gabriel feels reborn…
Mia Hanson-Løve was born in Paris in 1981. She began as an actress with Olivier Assayas (Late August, Early September – Sentimental Destinies). She was admitted to the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Paris’ 10th arrondissement in 2001. She left in 2003 to write for the Cahiers du Cinéma, where she worked until 2005, at the same time directing several short subjects.
Her feature films have all been selected by category A festivals (Cannes, Locarno, Toronto, Berlin), where they were awarded prestigious prizes (The Louis Delluc Prize for the Best First Film for All is Forgiven in 2007, the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section for The Father of My Children at Cannes in 2010, Special Mention from the Jury for Goodbye First Love in Locarno in 2011, and a Silver Bear for Best Director for Things to Come at Berlin in 2016). In all, her films count more than one hundred selections at international film festivals.
Johanns Ter Steege
Scriptwriter & Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Director of Photography: Hélène Loouvart
Sound: Vincent Vatoux
Production Designer: Marc Bregain
Costume Designer: Judith de Luze
Editor: Marion Monnier
Producer France: Philippe Martin and David Thion, Les Films Pelléas, Paris
Producer Germany: Gerhard Meixner & Roman Paul, Razor Film
Arte France Cinema, ZDF/ARTE
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FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Special Presentations Programme
Internationale Hofer Filmtage