Catch the wind – Prendre le large

Genre Drama
Director Gaël Morel
Screenplay Gaël Morel, Rachd O
Starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Mouna Fettou Kamal El Amri, Ilian Bergala
Length 103 min
Country France
US Release NY Premiere

Tuesday, May 1 – 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
French Institute Alliance Française, New York, NY
Followed by a Closing Night Cocktail Reception

Guest: Gaël Morel

When her textile factory closes, Edith, a seamstress, astonishes everyone when she decides to forgo her severance package to follow her job to Morocco, where the factory has been relocated. What unfolds is more than a fish out of water story, as Edith must contend not only with new surroundings, but challenging workplace conditions and customs. Catch the Wind is beautifully shot and elegantly composed and Sandrine Bonnaire’s performance as Edith proves that she is one the finest actresses working today.

Catch the Wind” is presented as part of Tales of Europe, a program of Europa Cinemas and Europa International with the support of Creative Europe Media.

Festival International du Film de Toronto, TIFF
Présentations spéciales

Sandrine Bonnaire makes her comeback with this incandescent portrayal.
-Les Inrockuptibles

This is Gaël Morel’s best film, as convincing in the delicacy of his psychological approach as in his analysis of a decaying social environment.