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by Joseph Morder


Thirty-year-old Valentin is a young painter locked inside an imaginary world. A reunion with his grandmother Nina gives him the opportunity to stroll through a fantasy Paris. During these few days, a truth emerges from behind appearances. Nina has always refused to speak about her past, even with her son. Valentin has never been able to love. Nina finally accepts to tell him about how she was sent to the concentration camps. When day breaks, Valentin, freed at last, can begin to fill his canvases with color and enter the real world.

international title: The Duchess of Warsaw
original title: La Duchesse de Varsovie
country: France
sales agent: Caravan Pass
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Joseph Morder
film run: 86'
screenplay: Joseph Morder
cast: Alexandra Stewart, Andy Gillet
cinematography by: Benjamin Chartier
film editing: Isabelle Rathery
art director: Chloé Cambournac
music: Jacques Davidovici
producer: Céline Maugis
production: La Vie est Belle Films Associés
distributor: Epicentre Films