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FORTUNA

by Germinal Roaux

synopsis

Fortuna, a 14-year-old Ethiopian girl, has had no news of her parents since arriving in Lampedusa, Italy. Together with other refugees, she is given shelter for the winter in a Swiss catholic hospice at an altitude of over 2000 meters. While they wait for their fate to be decided by the Swiss authorities, Fortuna meets Kabir, a 26-year-old African refugee, and falls desperately in love. Their relationship develops in secret, till the day Kabir disappears.

original title: Fortuna
country: Switzerland, Belgium
sales agent: Loco Films
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Germinal Roaux
film run: 106'
screenplay: Germinal Roaux
cast: Kidist Siyum Beza, Bruno Ganz, Patrick d'Assumçao, Yoann Blanc, Assefa Zerihun Gudeta, Ina Tosca, Pierre Banderet, Simon André, Philippe Grand'Henry
cinematography by: Colin Lévêque
film editing: Sophie Vercruysse, Jacques Comets
art director: Ivan Niclass
costumes designer: Geneviève Maulini
producer: Ruth Waldburger, Anne-Laure Guégan
executive producer: Jean-Marie Gindraux
production: Vega Film, Need Productions, SRG SSR, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse
backing: Eurimages
distributor: Vega Distribution