Clara Teper & Paul Pirritano
France | 2022 | 72 min
World premiere
Language : French
Subtitle : English

Chaylla is fighting to free herself from a violent relationship. Her determination comes up against a part of herself that still hopes it is possible to share her life with the father of her children. This magnificent first feature film sheds upsetting light on violence against women and the difficulties of finding a way to justice.

Lens, in Northern France. 23-year-old Chaylla is fighting to free herself from a violent relationship. However, her determination comes up against a part of herself that still hopes to share her life with the father of her children. And if Chaylla, head held high, decides to press charges and reclaim her rights in the face of the society and the patriarchy in which she has no confidence, it is also thanks to the support of a duo of women – her mother-in-law and her best friend – who accompany her on a daily basis. It is with them that she shares her sorrow and passions, that she holds back her tears, smiles softly or sings at the top of her voice. The camera, always as close as possible to her face, enhances its strength, while the expressivity and magnetism of the close-ups are reminiscent of those of Renée Falconetti. Clara Teper and Paul Pirritano have made a magnificent first feature-length film shedding upsetting light on violence against women and the difficulties of finding one’s own way to justice. This social drama is infused with the extreme humanity and sincerity of a woman, Chaylla.

Alice Riva

Clara Teper
Demain l'usine, 2016
Chaylla, 2022
Paul Pirritano
Chaylla, 2022

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Themed walks

Filmmakers or researchers from UNIL will take you on a walk through the streets of Nyon to delve into and deepen your appreciation of this film’s subject. Balade avec Clara Teper et Paul Pirritano, cinéastes

Screenplay
Clara TeperPaul Pirritano
Photography
Paul Pirritano
Sound
Clara Teper
Editing
Pascale HannoyerManuel Vidal
Production
Marc FayeNOVANIMA PRODUCTIONS
Sales contact
Marc FayeNOVANIMA PRODUCTIONSdistribution@novanima.com+330662856252

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