North American Premiere | France | 2018 | Drama | 85 min | In French with English subtitles
Directed by: Elsa Diringer
Written by: Elsa Diringer, Claude Mouriéras
Cinematography: Elin Kirschfink
Film Editing: Sarah Ternat
Original Score: Sébastien Souchois
Produced by: Muriel Meynard (Agat Films and Cie / Ex Nihilo)
Cast: Laëtitia Clément (Luna), Rod Paradot (Alex), Lyna Khoudri (Chloé), Frédéric Pierrot (Sébastien)
International Sales: Pyramide International
Sixteen-year-old Luna just earned her vocational training certificate in horticulture. She works on a farm near Montpellier and hangs out with Ruben. She’s head-over-heels in love with him. One night, at a drunken party with their friends, they participate in a brutal assault on Alex, a young graffiti artist and trumpeter who’s a stranger to them all. A few weeks later, Alex reappears in Luna’s life… and fate takes another turn. Elsa Diringer’s sensitive first feature delves into the question of violence in our culture and individual responsibility in the face of heinous collective behavior.
Elsa Diringer | Elsa Diringer was born in Strasbourg and grew up in Montpellier. After earning a master’s degree in cinema studies at the University of Paris VIII, she worked as a sound assistant on the films of Alain Resnais, Nicole Garcia and René Féret. In 2009, she directed her first short, Ada, which was screened in competition at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. She subsequently directed several shorts as part of the Tribudom collective, an organization that works with residents of “sensitive” neighborhoods on the outskirts of Paris. Among them, God’s the One to Tell won the Short Film Special Prize at COLCOA in 2012. Luna is Diringer’s first feature.
French NeWave 2.0
In association with Pyramide International, WIF