© Carole Bethuel

THE PRAYER / LA PRIÈRE (N/C 18+)

A moving portrayal of a 22-year-old rescued from heroin addiction, those who help him, and all the obstacles he encounters on his way. 
Thomas (Anthony Bajon) arrives in a religious rehab community of young men living in a mountain in the idyllic French Alps, somewhere near Grenoble. He’s facing an uphill struggle against his past. Plus he has no family to support him. His psychological scars are also visible. He has seizures and anger management problems. But he eventually finds solace amongst the other inmates who are there in order to fight their own chemical demons. They support each other through companionship, friendship, work and a little entertainment (such as singing and playing the guitar). And a lot of prayer. 

 

Cast Anthony Bajon, Damien Chapelle, Alex Brendemühl, Louise Grinberg 

Director Cédric Kahn | 2018 | France | 107 mins 

As clean and bracing as the mountain air that surrounds it … – Variety    

FILM SHOWING 

Edinburgh Filmhouse | Thursday 15th November 18:00

Dundee DCA | Wednesday 21st November 20:30

 

TRAILER

 

WE ARE RECRUITING

FOR ALL POSTS
Deadline: 22 August 2019 at 12:00
All posts are located in Edinburgh.
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PRODUCER

French Film Festival is seeking a Producer to develop & deliver all-embracing and diverse content for the 2019 edition of the festival.

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