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Mal de pierres (From the land of the moon)

In competition, Cannes 2016

Directed by: Nicole GARCIA
Year of production: 2016
Genre: drama
Length: 120 minutes

Gabrielle comes from a small village in the South of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents marry her to José, an honest and loving Spanish farm worker who they think will make a respectable woman of her. Despite José’s devotion to her, Gabrielle vows that she will never love José and lives like a prisoner bound by the constraints of conventional post-World War II society until the day she is sent away to a cure in the Alps to heal her kidney stones. There she meets André Sauvage, a dashing injured veteran of the Indochinese War, who rekindles the passion buried inside her. She promises they will run away together, and André seems to share her desire. Will anyone dare rob her of her right to follow her dreams?

  • Credits
  • Casting
  • Trailer

Nicole GARCIA – Director
Christophe BEAUCARNE – Director of Photography
Simon JACQUET – Film Editor
Jacques FIESCHI – Script / Dialogue
Arnaud DE MOLERON – Set decorator
Jean-Pierre DURET – Sound
Natalie CARTER – Script / Dialogue
Nicole GARCIA – Script / Dialogue

Marion COTILLARD – Gabrielle
Louis GARREL – André Sauvage
Brigitte ROÜAN – Adèle
Victoire DU BOIS – Jeannine

Original language: French
Bucharest, Cluj: Romanian, English