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Festivals - Colcoa 2018 : Focus on The Age of Stateless

  • 16 avril 2018

    COLCOA French Film Festival is pleased to announce the 12 selections competing for the COLCOA 2018 Television Awards. This year’s Television section is comprised of television series and TV movies.

    Sira is a former refugee. She speaks six languages and works as a translator for OFPRA, the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons, which is responsible for applying the dictates of the Geneva Convention. Unscrupulous and extremely lucid, Sira doesn’t hesitate to extort huge sums of money from displaced foreigners seeking asylum in France.

    While the story is fictional, the dramatic fate and cruelty imposed upon refugees rejected by OFPRA are approached with great accuracy. Screenwriter Gaëlle Bellan (Spiral, 2017) has thoroughly documented the refugee situation and clearly denounces the deficiencies of an outdated, dehumanized system. Directed by Virginie Sauveur (Frères, 2010), Le Temps des Egarés won Best TV Movie, Best Screenplay and Best Original Music Awards at the 2018 Luchon Television Festival and the Audience Award at FIPA, the International Audiovisual Festival in Biarritz.

    Best TV Movie, Best Scenario & Best Original Score Awards at Luchon Festival 2018
    Public Prize at FIPA 2018

    The Age of Stateless
    directed by Virginie Sauveur
    Producer : DELANTE TV
    Written by Virginie Sauveur, Gaëlle Belland;
    International Sales: Film & Picture
    Original Boadcasting: Arte, 2018
    Cast : Claudia Tagbo, Biyouna B, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Hadja Traore, Alice Belaïdi.
    Drama, 90mns

    ShowTime :
    Wednesday, April 25 – 10:00 am – Melville Theatre (FREE)
    Thursday, April 26 – 12:00 pm – Melville Theatre (FREE)
    Friday, April 27 – 1:30 pm – Melville Theatre (FREE)
    Saturday, April 28 – 5:00 pm – Melville Theatre (FREE)
    Sunday, April 29 – 9:15 am – Melville Theatre (FREE)

    (Source: press release)