Programme

FAITHFUL (DE NOS FRÈRES BLESSÉS)

Hélier Cisterne

France, Belgium, Algeria, 2021 / 92 min / French OV with French subt. / Drama

In 1950s Algeria, a pro-independence worker is arrested for having planted a bomb in his factory.

Algiers, 1956. In the midst of the Algerian War, Fernand Iveton, an idealist, pro-independence worker is arrested, accused of having planted a bomb in a disused room of his factory. Even though no one was killed nor injured, the militant communist faces the death penalty. His wife Hélène is now married to a "traitor", but she refuses to abandon Fernand to his fate and starts fighting for her husband’s life. The War of Independence will irrevocably change the course of their destiny.

Screenings
Thu 11/03 19:00 Kinepolis Kirchberg FR OV with FR subt. Public https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00003337
Fri 12/03 10:00 Online FR OV with EN subt. Public https://online.luxfilmfest.lu/film/de-nos-freres-blesses/
Awards
  • Young Audience Award, Festival International du Film Saint-Jean-de-Luz, 2020 (France)
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Vicky Krieps, Vincent Lacoste, Hassen Ferhani, Meriem Medjkane, Myriam Ajar, Malik Benchiha, Ali Boulabiar
Screenplay 
Katell Quillévéré, Hélier Cisterne, based on the book “De nos frères blessés” by Joseph Andras
Cinematographer 
Hichame Alaouié
Sound 
Jean-Luc Audy, Pierre Mertens
Set 
Dan Bevan
Music 
Emile Sornin
Production 
Les Films du Bélier, Frakas Productions, Laith Média
Coproduction 
France 3 CinémaAnaphi Studio
Distribution 
O’Brother Distribution
Biography

Hélier Cisterne, born in 1981, grew up in the southwest of France, in the department Lot. After studying cinema in Brive-la-Gaillarde, he enrolled in a philosophy class in Paris and directed his first short film Dehors (2003). After several other shorts, he moved on to long-form narratives with his first feature film Vandal (2013), which received the Louis-Delluc Award of the Best First Film in 2013. The following year he directed nine episodes of the French TV series Le Bureau des Légendes under the direction of Eric Rochant. Faithful (2020), which he co-wrote with Katell Quillévéré, is his second feature.

Filmography
  • 2020 – De nos frères blessés
  • 2015-2017 – Le bureau des légendes (9 episodes of the TV series)
  • 2014 – Les 18 du 57, Boulevard de Strasbourg (short)
  • 2013 – Vandal
  • 2011 – Sous la lame de l’épée (short)
  • 2008 – Les paradis perdus (short)
  • 2006 – Les deux vies du serpent (short)
  • 2003 – Dehors (short)