Glorious Exit in competition at Cinéma du Réel
by Mathieu Loewer
The Cinéma du Réel Documentary Festival – whose 30th edition will be held in Paris and the surrounding region from March 7-18 – is set to screen Glorious Exit by Swiss director Kevin Merz (Amka Films Productions). The film is among the 28 titles selected in the international competition.
This impressive film is dedicated to Jarreth Merz, the actor of Swiss and Nigerian origin who lives in Los Angeles. Following the death of his father (a doctor in Lagos), he is morally obliged to fulfil his role as the elder son and organise a grandiose funeral, which leaves him bereft of all his money.
The German/Swiss co-production Dust, by German director Hartmut Bitomsky (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion), will also receive a special screening in Paris.
(Translated from French)
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