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by Viviane Candas


Adapted by the director from her 2004 novel "Le Voile Brûlé" (“The Burned Veil”), the film centres on an orphaned brother and sister who live together on a suburban housing estate. In their own separate ways, they follow their path in life. The brother spends most of his time helping out his neighbours, while the sister has a passion for theatre. One lives cut off behind the walls of the social housing, the other escapes from this world by playing imaginary characters on stage. That is until the day the brother refuses to let his sister continue her theatre lessons. Then they get locked in a painful fraternal struggle, from which neither will emerge unscathed.

original title: Le Voile brûlé
country: France
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Viviane Candas
film run: 90'
release date: FR 17/04/2013
screenplay: Viviane Candas
cast: Sonia Amaury, Stéphane Nahal, Rebecca Loi, Sakina Ben Nasr
cinematography by: Frédéric Mainçon
film editing: Claudine Dumoulin
art director: Mourad Saïdi
costumes designer: Michèle Paldacci
music: Hélène Breschand
producer: Antonin Dedet
production: Neon Productions, 13 Productions
distributor: Les Films à Fleur de Peau

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