• La ligne
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  • La ligne

La ligne / The Line

by Ursula Meier Gala Premieres

The relationship between 35-year-old Margaret and her unstable mother, Christina, has been forever marred by conflict. When another argument escalates and Margaret becomes violent, Christina obtains a court order against her aggressive daughter: Margaret is not allowed to come within 200 meters of the family home – a line drawn by her twelve-year-old sister Marion marks the boundary. But the ban on contact only strengthens Margaret's desire for family closeness, and so she approaches the supposedly insurmountable line every day. Set in the no-man's land of a Valais suburb, Swiss director Ursula Meier explores an explosive mother-daughter relationship with unforgettable images and unerring tonality.

  • Genre: Tragicomedy
  • Country, Year: Switzerland, France, Belgium, 2022
  • Runtime: 101 Min
  • Languages: French
  • Subtitles: German
  • Director: Ursula Meier
  • Cast: Stéphanie Blanchoud, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Dali Bensallah, India Hair, Elli Spagnolo
  • Screenplay: Stéphanie Blanchoud, Antoine Jaccoud, Ursula Meier
  • Cinematography: Agnès Godard
  • Editor: Nelly Quettier
  • Sound: Patrick Becker
  • Music: Jean-François Assy, Stéphanie Blanchoud, Benjamin Biolay
  • Producers: Max Karli, Pauline Gygax, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Marie-Ange Luciani, Olivier Père, Delphine Tomson
  • Production Companies: Bandita Films, Les Films de Pierre, Les Films du Fleuve, ARTE France, RTBF, Voo & Be TV, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, RTBF, Voo & Be TV
  • World Sales: Memento Films International
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
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