THE CHOICE IS RED

SAMOUNI ROAD won L’Œil d’or Documentary Award


SAMOUNI ROAD by Stefano Savona won L’Œil d’or Documentary Award as best documentary of the whole Festival de Cannes!

The jury praised Samouni Road and Savona “for the intelligence of his approach, the right distance of its point of view, the delicacy of his glance, the brilliant and subtle use of animation and the strength of his narrative structure, all of which contribute to plunged [us] into exceptional proximity with beings caught in the unbearable reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”


Samouni Road world premiere in Cannes


I feel blessed and honored for being part of this film. 

4 years and half of work and life, 
many things can happen during such a long period of time.

Then, like a dream, 
we have been selected at "50th Quinzaine des Réalisateurs" in Cannes
the french film crew met the italian film crew
whereof 28 animators, almost all of them where present.

It's been one of the strongest experiences of my life. 

Thank you Stefano and Simone, thank you to all the crew!

We hope to give a new voice to all the Samouni family.



french film crew arrived in Cannes

Press screening - Stefano Savona on the stage for Q&A




Penelope Bortoluzzi, Wissam Alhaj, Stefano La Rosa, Cécile Lestrade


Jean Mallet

Simone Massi



 

Stefano Savona, Simone Massi
and one part of the italian film crew

world premiere of Samouni Road

Stefano Savona, Léa Mysius, Penelope Bortoluzzi, Wissam Alhaj,
Giulia Tagliavia, Simone Massi, Luc Forveille, Jean Mallet



Stefano La Rosa and Luc Forveille

Stefano Savona is breathing now!


Stefano La Rosa and I, the brain of the animation lay-out
 

Samouni Road @ Quinzaine des réalisateurs/Director's fortnight


QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS / DIRECTOR'S FORTNIGHT

Projection presse / Press Screening
Jeudi 10 mai 2018 / Thursday, May 10 - 14:45
Théâtre Croisette - JW Marriott

Projection officielle / Official Screening
Vendredi 11 mai 2018 / Friday, May 11 - 14:45
Théâtre Croisette - JW Marriott

Reprises / Reruns
Vendredi 11 mai 2018 / Friday, May 11 - 21:30
Studio 13, 23, avenue du Docteur Picaud
Lundi 14 mai 2018 / Monday, May 14 - 16:30
Cinéma le Raimu , avenue de la Borde

MARCHÉ DU FILM / MARKET SCREENINGS

Vendredi 11 mai 2018 / Friday, May 11 - 18:00
Riviera 1
Dimanche 13 mai 2018 / Sunday, May 13 - 18:00
Riviera 1
Mercredi 16 mai 2018 / Wednesday, May 16 - 10:00
Lérins 2


Samouni Road
A film by Stefano Savona
Coproduction: Picofilms, Alter Ego Production, ARTE France Cinéma (France), Dugong Films, RAI Cinema (Italy)
French Distribution: Jour2Fête
International Sales: Doc&amp, Film International

In the rural outskirts of Gaza City a small community of farmers, the Samouni extended family, is about to celebrate a wedding. It’s going to be the first celebration since the latest war. Amal, Fuad, their brothers and cousins have lost their parents, their houses and their olive trees. The neighborhood where they live is being rebuilt. As they replant trees and plow fields, they face their most difficult task: piecing together their own memory. Through these young survivors’ recollections, Samouni Road conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after the tragic event that changed its life forever.


Samouni Road
Un film de Stefano Savona
Coproduction: Picofilms, Alter Ego Production, ARTE France Cinéma (France), Dugong Films, RAI Cinema (Italie)
Distribution: Jour2Fête
Ventes internationales: Doc&amp, Film International

Dans la périphérie rurale de la ville de Gaza, la famille Samouni s’apprête à célébrer un mariage. C'est la première fête depuis la dernière guerre. Amal, Fouad, leurs frères et leurs cousins ont perdu leurs parents, leurs maisons et leurs oliviers. Le quartier où ils habitent est en reconstruction. Ils replantent des arbres et labourent les champs, mais une tâche plus difficile encore incombe à ces jeunes survivants : reconstruire leur propre mémoire. Au fil de leurs souvenirs, Samouni Road dresse un portrait de cette famille avant, pendant et après l’événement qui a changé leur vie à jamais.

"La route des Samouni" à Cannes!


un film de STEFANO SAVONA
​animations de SIMONE MASSI


Dans la périphérie rurale de la ville de Gaza City, la famille Samouni s’apprête à célébrer un mariage. C'est la première fête depuis la dernière guerre. Amal, Fouad, leurs frères et leurs cousins ont perdu leurs parents, leurs maisons et leurs oliviers. Le quartier où ils habitent est en reconstruction. Ils replantent des arbres et labourent les champs, mais une tâche plus difficile encore incombe à ces jeunes survivants : reconstruire leur propre mémoire. Au fil de leurs souvenirs, La Route des Samouni dresse un portrait de cette famille avant, pendant et après l’événement qui a changé leur vie à jamais.

une coproduction: Picofilms, Alter Ego, ARTE Cinéma (France) / Dugong Films, RAI Cinema (Italie)

avec le soutien de: CNC, Eurimages, Ciclic, Mibact, Trentino Film Commission, la Scam

workshop "As páginas encontradas"

I passed the last couple of months in Brazil, I visited Fortaleza and I spent an incredible time with Diego Akel, a great animator and friend.
We travelled around, we drew together and then Diego helped me to organaize an exhibition and a workshop at Riso Tropical, a nice print shop managed by the lovely Rodrigo Costa Lima and Emi Teixeira.

Now you can watch the result of our one-day animation workshop! Enjoy the weird sequences made by Diego Akel, André Gomez, Rodolfo Keoma and Alessia Travaglini.
























Denis Akel, André Gomez, Rodolfo Keoma, Alessia Travaglini, Diego Akel

Photos by Emi Teixeira