France | 2016 | 73′ | Colour | DCP
Dirección/Direction: Neïl Beloufa. Guión/Script: Neïl Beloufa. Fotografía/Cinematography: Guillaume Le Grontec. Son/Sound: Arno Ledoux, François Bailly. Montaxe/Editing: Música/Music: Grégoire Bourdeil, Alexandre Geindre. Intérpretes/Cast: Idir Chender, Anna Ivacheff, Paul Hamy, Louise Orry-Diquero, Hamza Meziani, Brahim Tekfa. Produción/Production:Jacques Dodart, Hugo Jeuffrault, Pierre Malachin. Produtora/Production Company: Bad Manners, Atelier Neïl Beloufa, Le Fresnoy.
The streets of Paris are taken by barricades and furious protesters. Antonio and Giorgio, an eccentric and improbable couple, take refuge in the Hotel Occidental. Diana, the hotel manager, instantly suspects their attitude and calls the police. The situation unfolds on a funny and tangled story that satirically reflects the uneasy context of our time.
Berlinale 2017 – FORUM
Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers 2017
Neïl Beloufa is a French-Algerian artist and director who lives and works in Paris and New York. His films and videos were awarded at several international film festivals, such as Oberhausen and Indie Lisboa. His solo exhibitions have been on show at well-renowned art spaces, including the Palais de Tokyo (2012) and La Casa Encendida (2015). Occidental, his second feature film, was self-produced and shot in his studio in Paris.