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.