Milana tells us what happened to her 60 years ago in 2009…
A pupil in a primary school in Paris and originally from Chechnya, Milana is threatened with deportation.
Her friends swear to do all they can to stay together
Made his first short films at the age of 16, which, incidentally, were censored on television. He was expelled from school for his political activities. He created the student action committees whose activities were significant in the events of May ’68. In 1970 he made his debut in cinema as a trainee working as an assistant, first to the director of photography, and later to the directior, with Chantal Akerman, Roman Polanski and Jean-Luc Godard. His first feature film Mourir a 30 Ans (Half a Life) (1982) took the Golden Camera at Cannes, the Cesar for Best First Film of the year in France, and was nominated for the Oscars. Goupil made the film from his own footage taken before and after May ’68, originally intended for a militant film that was going to be called From Revolt to Revolution. His work has oscillated between feature films, shorts, documentaries and the writing of various books. In his filmography he has dealt with serious subjects like AIDS - À mort la mort (Kill Death) – or the mafias who abuse illegal immigrants - Une pure coïncidence (A Pure Coincidence). He has also taken his first steps as an actor - no need to look futher than Les mains en l'air. He has no hesitation in firmly expressing his sometimes unfashionable ideas. His defence of the US invasion of Iraq was very controversial. In 2006 he was deeply involved in the fight in support of illegal immigrants.
Original language of the film: french
Running time: 90’
Screenplay: Romain Goupil
Photography: Irina Lubtchansky
Editing: Laurence Briaud
Sound: Dominique Dalmasso
Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Linda Doudaeva, Blaise Jules Ritmanic, Alice Louna, Louka Masset, Jeremie Yousaf, Dramane Sarambounou, Hippolyte Girardot, Romain Goupil, Malika Doudaeva, Sissi Duparc
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