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The World After Us by Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas to premiere at the Berlinale

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- Produced by Les Idiots, sold by Be For Films and starring Aurélien Gabrielli and Louise Chevillotte, the filmmaker’s first feature will enjoy its premiere in Berlin's Panorama line-up

The World After Us by Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas to premiere at the Berlinale
Aurélien Gabrielli in The World After Us

Louda Ben Salah-Cazanas has made a promising entrance into the world of international cinema with his debut feature film The World After Us [+see also:
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, a work which has been selected for the 71st Berlinale’s Panorama line-up and is set to enjoy its world premiere in the festival’s Industry Event (running 1 – 5 March).

Having turned heads with his short films, especially Genève (screened in Clermont-Ferrand’s national competition last year), the director’s latest venture sees him putting together a cast comprising Aurélien Gabrielli (who made an appearance in A Violent Life [+see also:
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film profile
]
and played the lead in Quand je ne dors pas [+see also:
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]
), Louise Chevillotte (very well-received in Lover for a Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Synonyms [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nadav Lapid
film profile
]
and The Salt of Tears [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
, and hitting screens this year in Benedetta), Saadia Bentaieb (at her best in Ghost Tropic [+see also:
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interview: Bas Devos
film profile
]
, Burning Ghost [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
and Custody [+see also:
film review
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interview: Xavier Legrand
film profile
]
, among others), Jacques Nolot (a very familiar face, seen in Farewell to the Night [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: André Téchiné
film profile
]
, Ismael’s Ghosts [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Arnaud Desplechin
film profile
]
and Michael Kohlhaas [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Arnaud des Pallières
film profile
]
, to name a few, and starring in this year’s Tout s’est bien passé) and Swiss actress Noémie Schmidt (L’Étudiante et monsieur Henri [+see also:
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]
,  Wolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey Into the Arms of a Shiksa [+see also:
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film profile
]
).

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Written by the filmmaker himself, the story follows in the footsteps of Labidi, a struggling young writer who is trying to publish his first novel after enjoying a minor hit with a short story. Between living in a small room with his roommate and best friend Aleksei and working as a Deliveroo driver to survive, he meets a student called Elisa. Caught up in their whirlwind romance, Labidi decides to rent an apartment far beyond their means. He soon finds himself faced with the costs of real life, calling his desire to write into question…

Selected for the Belfort Entrevues Film Festival’s Work in Progress section in November last year, The World After Us is produced by Olivier Capelli on behalf of Les Idiots and is co-produced by Laurent Rochette for 21 juin Cinéma. International sales are entrusted to Be For Films.

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(Translated from French)

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