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Paris Stalingrad

Paris Stalingrad

A Feature film by Hind Meddeb, Thim Naccache

Produced by Les Films du Sillage

Production year : 2019

    Synopsis

    Summer 2016, Paris, refugees are camping in the Stalingrad district while waiting to regularize their situation. The film follows the daily life of Stalingrad district, a fron-tier-space in the heart of Paris. A physical labyrinth added to the bureaucratic labyrinth already in place – the city turns away. Controls, round-ups, police raids, fencing. How to make room, be collective? How can you live in a space that prevents you from existing? The film maps out the ordeal: water points, dark corners, isolated parks, Ping-Pong tables to cook on. By trying to survive in the street, a collective emerges and coexistence settles in. From out of the group, we hear the voice of Souleymane, a young refugee from Darfur whose poems mingle with the filmmaker’s voice-over. Souleymane walks around, wanders off, gets lost, re-appears and talks. As the film tracks the itineraries in Paris, another journey takes shape: fragmented stories evoke Libya, Vintimille, Calais. Echoes of a shared journey, whereas Paris repels and divides. From Stalingrad to the city ring roads, bodies end up isolated on the outskirts. Souleymane leaves the group, the camera follows him, a solitary escape. The collective breaks up, disappears from the frame, but the film exists as the memory of a place, Stalingrad, where it was a matter of surviving together.

    Videos

    01/08/2019

    Paris Stalingrad

    Trailer (English Subs)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films du Sillage

    Co-production :

    Echo Films

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Sylvie Brenet

    Directors of Photography :

    Hind Meddeb, Thim Naccache

    Editor :

    Sophie Pouleau

    Production Assistants :

    Raphaël Deslandes, Léa Sansonetti

    Grader :

    Christophe Reynaud

    Co-producer :

    Abel Nahmias

    Sound Recordist :

    Damien Tronchot

    Sound Editor :

    Damien Tronchot

    Foley artist :

    André Fèvre

    Sound Mixer :

    Damien Tronchot

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Documentary

    Sub-genre :

    Portrait

    Themes :

    Exclusion, Exile

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    2019

    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 26 min

    Current status :

    Upcoming release

    Approval :

    Color type :

    Color