23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

23 MAY — 02 JUNE 2024

Friend of a Friend

Zachary Zezima

France
2020, 14'

The neon colors are not here to distract, rather they point to the dreamlike quality of this film that tries to address, without being moralizing, issues related to consent. A surprise party turns out to be the trigger to explore the dynamic between victim and abuser.

A dream, a real experience and accounts of Zachary Zezima’s friends were written and re-written, fictionalised and adjusted, until the overwhelming narrative that is Friend of a Friend was achieved. A young adult experiences abuse induced by someone close to him, triggering a succession of reactions, upheavals and confusions. With a rhythm that is sometimes sweet and sometimes dizzying as well as in vibrant colours and imprecise – apparently uncertain – strokes that Friend of a Friend elaborates on emotional ties, and consensus. (Ana David)

International Competition

INFO

ORIGINAL TITLE
Friend of a Friend
LANGUAGE
English
SCRIPT
Zachary Zezima
SOUND
Mathieu Z’Graggen
PRODUCER
Ron Dyens
PRODUCTION
Sacrebleu Productions, Sacrebleu Productions

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