Avant la fin de l'été / Before Summer Ends

by Maryam Goormaghtigh Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria / Competition

After five years of studying in Paris, Arash is fed up with France. Haunted by feelings of unhappiness and despair, the sensitive Iranian student firmly believes that the French are a breed of their own. His friends Hossein and Ashkan persuade him to join them on one last trip, hoping to change his mind. The dissimilar trio hits the road, heading to the sun-kissed South of France with a jam-packed car. Sleeping on campsites, drinking beer at street festivals and frolicking in the fresh sea air they meet the two musicians Charlotte and Michèle and Arash is left to decide whether he really wants to return to Iran after all… AVANT LA FIN DE L'ÉTÉ presents itself as a documentary that continually seeks to play with the boundaries of fiction. In this portrayal of friendship, filmmaker Maryam Goormaghtigh meets the three sensitive and loving protagonists with just as much sensitivity – leaving room for comic relief as well as the more serious nature of their potential forlornness in a foreign culture.

  • Genre: DOC: Roadmovie
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, France, 2017
  • Runtime: 80 Min
  • Languages: Farsi, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, German
  • Director: Maryam Goormaghtigh
  • Cast: Arash , Hossein , Ashkan , Charlotte , Michèle
  • Screenplay: Maryam Goormaghtigh
  • Cinematography: Maryam Goormaghtigh
  • Editor: Gwénola Héaulme
  • Music: Marc Siffert
  • Producers: Luc Peter, Anne Deluz, Andrea Queralt, David Mathieu-Mahias, Mani Mortazavi
  • Co-Producers: Afshin Salamian, Maryam Goormaghtigh
  • Production Companies: Intermezzo Films S.A., 4 A 4 Productions
  • World Sales: Upside Distribution
  • Swiss Distribution: Sister Distribution
  • http://www.avantlafindelete.ch
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5 reviews

Luc Peter, 10 Months ago

World Premiere : Cannes Festival 2017 ACID www.intermezzofilms.ch

Iria Gutscher, 9 Months ago

Maryam Goormaghtigh legt einen sehr intimen und ehrlichen Erstling vor, der durch poetische Bilder und reichlich Situationskomik besticht.

T X, 9 Months ago

Sehr intime und doch simple begleitung 3 junger männer auf einem 2 wöchigen trip, welche nie übertreibt und trozdem immer als 4 person mitreist

Nadejda Assenova, 9 Months ago