Dir. Yassine Qnia, 2021, France. 86 min. Color DCP
With Soufiane Guerrab, Souheila Yacoub, Thibault Cathalifaud
In French with English subtitles
Directors’ Fortnight Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2021
Mehdi (Soufiane Guerrab of Lupin), is a small-time safe cracker who’s finding robberies aren’t paying like they used to. Reassessing his life and future, he decides to try and win back Sarah, the mother of his one-year-old son, whom he adores.
With pared-down dialogue and luminous cinematography, Yassine Qnia’s first feature tells the moving story of a man trying to overcome his difficult circumstances—and change his fate.
Video introduction by Yassine Qnia
About Yassine Qnia
A surveyor and topographer by trade, he discovered cinema in his local youth club.
Yassine Qnia grew up in Aubervilliers, in the Parisian suburbs. A surveyor and topographer by trade, he discovered cinema in his local youth club. His short films Fais croquer, Molii, and F430 were selected for numerous French and international festivals, receiving several audience awards. He has continued his work on construction sites even as his career as a filmmaker and educator has taken off.