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Section: Special Screening
Country: France /Spain
Year: 2001

 

Loin (Far Away)

color/120 minutes

Director: André Téchiné.  Screenplay: André Téchiné, Faouzi Bensaïdi. Cinematographer: Germain Desmoulins. Editing: Hervé de Luze. Music: Juliette Garrigues. Cast: Faouzi Bensaïdi, Stéphane Rideau, Lubna Azabal, Mohamed Hamaïdi, Yasmina Reza.

In Tangier, intercontinental truck driver Serge is in love with Sarah, but is in some trouble of his own. The film, set in Tangier in a three-day period, tells the story of three young friends taking critical decisions about their uncertain future.

Production:
UCG Images, Ciné B, Vertigo Production, Vertigo Films
World Sales:
UGC International

André Téchiné

Born in Valence d'Agen, France in 1943, he wrote for the film magazine ‘Cahiers du Cinéma' between 1964 and 1967 and then became assistant director to Jacques Rivette. He first began directing in Parisian theatre before becoming a screenwriter and film director at the beginning of the 1970s. His greatest successes include Ma saison préferée (My Favourite Season) and his multi-award winning drama Les roseaux sauvages (Wild Reeds).

 

 

 

Filmography:

1969 Paulina is Leaving
1975 French Provincial
1976 Barocco
1979 Les soeurs Brontë
1981 Hotel America
1983 La matiouette ou l'arrière-pays
1985 Rendez-vous
1986 Scene of the Crime
1987 Les innocents
1991 I Don't Kiss
1993 My Favorite Season
1994 Wild Reeds
1996 Thieves
1998 Alice and Martin
2001 Far
2003 Strayed
2004 Changing Times
2007 The Witnesses
2009 The Girl on the Train
2011 Unforgivable
2014 In the Name of My Daughter
2016 Being 17
2017 Golden Years