2016 Official Selection, film index



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  2. Fact Sheet

Although she swore to herself that she'd never have children, Yalda gets pregnant as a way to stay in France. Torn between the sadness of breaking her promise and the anxiety of expulsion, what will she do with this child?

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Yalda

    Directed by: Roshanak ROSHAN

    Roshanak Roshan studied Puppet Theater at the Teheran Faculty of Cinema and Theater in Iran, before coming to France to study Filmmaking in Toulouse (ESAV). Her graduation film "21 Mars" (2014), was selected in several national and international festivals and won a number of prizes, including the first prizes at the Montevideo, Madrid and Tunis festivals.

    Country: France

    Year of production: 2016

    Running time: 14 min 45 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: cut-outs, puppets, diverse techniques, live action

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Roshanak ROSHAN

    Production: LE LOKAL PRODUCTION, Philippe AUSSEL

    Artistic direction: Roshanak Roshan

    Sets: Golnaz Behrouznia, Céline Van Eetvelde

    Animation: Magali Esteban, Reza Shams

    Camera: Benjamin Ziegler

    Compositing: Anthony Lassus

    Music: Shadi Fathi

    Sound: Cyril Legrain, Pierre-Alain Pedebernade

    Editing: Paul Pirritano

    Voice: Shadi Fathi, Anouk Réglat Pépin