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Hope: the dream of a better future

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- Boris Lojkine starts filming for his first fiction feature length film. A Zadig Films production

Hope: the dream of a better future

Filming has kicked off for Boris Lojkine’s first fiction feature length film Hope. The director, who hails from the world of documentaries (Ceux qui restent, Les chantiers de la coopérationLes âmes errantes) and is an expert on Asia, is turning to Africa this time, with a cast including Endurance Newton and Mohamed Kaba.

Written by Boris Lojkine himself, the screenplay (presented last year during the Premiers Plans Festival in Angers) is centred around Léonard who, dreaming of a better future, leaves Cameroon for Europe. His journey will end badly however. Abandoned by his travel companions in the middle of the Sahara, he finds himself blocked in a border village, without any resources. His path will cross with Hope’s, a young Nigerian woman who is also stuck and has found herself forced into prostitution. She needs a protector and is looking for a way out of the desert. In this unscrupulous world where everyone steals everything from everyone, Léonard and Hope form a bond with one another and start a journey together.

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Produced by Zadig FilmsHope will benefit from a co-production between Ink Production and Sylicone, and an advance on revenue from CNC. Filming should last until June 8. International and French distribution is being taken care of by Pyramide.

Zadig Films is on a winning streak: the company won the 2013 César for best documentary (Les invisibles by Sébastien Lifshitz) as well as for best film debut (Louise Wimmer [+see also:
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 by Cyril Mennegun), and gained considerable acclaim for its Arte television series Ainsi soient-ils.

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(Translated from French)

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