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Soy Libre Programme 2021

by Laure Portier Documentary Competition

Just released from a juvenile detention centre, Arnaud longs for just one thing: unconditional freedom. The energetic young outsider, who grew up trapped between social housing and foster families, leaves France and fights his way on the streets of Spain. Soon, poverty and loneliness take their toll, but Arnaud is a guy who bounces back. He resolutely follows his path, which leads him all the way to the Peruvian wilderness. Filmmaker Laure Portier paints an intimate portrait of her younger brother searching for his place in society. The tenderly raw images and sound recordings also provide unique insights into an extraordinary sibling relationship and the filmmaking process itself.

About the director(s)

Laure Portier was born in 1983 in France. She graduated from the Belgian school of film and drama INSAS in Brussels before working as a camera assistant on various film projects. This was followed by Portier’s first short film DANS L’OEIL DU CHIEN, which won the Cinéma du Réel’s short film award in 2019. SOY LIBRE premiered in 2021 in Cannes.

Filmography: Soy Libre (doc, 2021) | Dans l’oeil du chien (short, doc, 2019)


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Time Venue

16:30 Filmpodium

16:30 Arthouse Piccadilly

21:30 Arthouse Piccadilly

15:15 Kosmos 3

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  • Online Q&A
  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: France, Belgium, 2021
  • Runtime: 78 Min
  • Languages: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Laure Portier
  • Cast: Arnaud Gomez, Jacqueline Puygrenier
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  • Cinematography: Laure Portier
  • Editor: Xavier Sirven
  • Music: Martin Wheeler
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  • Producer: Gaëlle Jones
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  • Production Companies: Perspective Films, Need Productions
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