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by Fanny Ardant


Exiled of her country since the murder of her husband ten years ago, Judith lives in Marseille with her three children. After having refused during years to see her family again and despite her fears and her secrets, Judith lets herself bend by her children’s desire and accepts the invitation at her cousin’s wedding. She takes her children to spend a summer back in the country, to discover their roots and their history. But Judith’s return revives old hatreds between rival clans. Unrelentingly, the spiral of violence's started, blood calling blood.

international title: Ashes and Blood
original title: Cendres et Sang
country: France
sales agent: Alfama Films
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Fanny Ardant
release date: 09/09/2009
screenplay: Fanny Ardant
cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Marc Ruchmann, Abraham Belaga, Claire Bouanich, Oana Pellea, Răzvan Vasilescu, Madalina Constantin, Zoltan Butuc
cinematography by: Gérard de Battista
film editing: Célia Lafitedupont
producer: Paulo Branco, Tudor Giurgiu
production: Alfama Films, ARTE France Cinéma, Hirsch, DD Productions, Libra Film
backing: Canal +, Ciné Cinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)
distributor: Rezo Films

main awards/selection

Cannes 2009 Official Selection - Out of Competition

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