Block 13. Dramas (Sep 18th, 4.25pm – 6.10pm)


Ashes

With the help of a young Tunisian hunting guide, a retired French soldier sets out into the desert on a quest for redemption.

Directed by Lewis Martin Soucy and Mehdi Ajroud (Tunisia)

Los Angeles premiere


The Plea

Two men traverse the wilderness after a plague wipes out the population. In their struggles, their friendship is tested as they explore if mercy is inhumane or a moral obligation.

Directed by Michael David Charles Hicks (USA)

World premiere


Lazarus

After a military expedition goes awry, Florian decides to leave the army. He tries to go back to his normal life with his partner Sandra and his job at the foundry. But his brother in arms Olivier finds this hard to accept, and as a new field operation is put together, urges him to reconsider.

Directed by Guillaume Corde (France)


Jeanne

When he disembarks illegally at night on a French beach after several attempts to cross it, Abdel knows that he can only rely on himself. He has to be discreet and not stay grouped on the beach with his companions of misfortune.

Directed by Fabien Remblier (France)