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CROSSING RIVER



France, 2014, HD - Color - 70'

DIRECTED BY:
Isabel Marcenro

SCREENPLAY:
Isabel Marcenaro

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Xavier Labruyere

EDITING:
Yannis Polinnaci

SOUND:
André Fèvre

PRODUCER:
Qehie Jasari

PRODUCTION:
Cocktail Productions

WORLD SALES:
WINDROSE

STORY DESCRIPTION:

This film tells the stories of particular journeys. The characters in these stories all left their native countries, their families, thus choosing new paths. Their paths are forked, they stop suddenly, circle back around, retrace their steps.They left one coast, be it fleeing a nightmare or propelled by a dream. They left the coast of home, or the coast of childhood, as Rilke put it. They arrived at another coast: the coast where new horizons await discovery, in hope of a better life, freedom regained or simply in conquest of their lives.In the space between two coasts, nostalgia settles in. It is the nostalgia for what is lost, back there.Through these stories, the stories of Argentines who left their native land: a psychoanalyst, a writer, a political militant, an architect/painter, a professor of economics – I reconstitute my own itinerary as the child of Argentine emigrants. With this film, I construct a bridge between my “porteña” childhood and my life in Paris.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Isabel Marcenaro graduated as architect in Paris, where she worked for 15 years. She always leads a second profesional way, following her passion for cinema and opportunities. She was Art Director’s assistant for the SFP (Société Française de Production, French Production Society), with television programs (1988); also for a feature (“La grande fauche” de Guy Hamilton-1989).She wrote the documental text of Carlos Gardel’s documentary, realized by Guillermo Spivak, broadcasted by France 3 (1991). She wrote 2 documentaries with Daniel Roussel concerning Cuba teaching and health problems; Danel, journaliste and director realized these filsms (1993). She came back to the cinema in 2003, where she participated in a short-movie workshop, where she wrote, realized a short movie, “Noir comme le blues”, 7’ (2004), and participated, as an assistant to other two short movies.She wrote a short movie with Philippe Tretiak (2006), “Tangage“, tango subject, a french producer is working on it.She participated to a script-writing workshop with Pascal Benbrik, in Paris, 2008, where she began to write a feature film, “Malena, una historia de Tango”. She wrote a documetary film “Tierra de puchero”, in 2009 for a co-productión french-argentinian, shooting end 2010. In 2008-2009, she wrote with others authors, the bible of a television serie, “APR” - 6 episods for the first season, and wrote one episod untitled "Tentations", for a french-canadian company coproduction, the movie is supposed to be on line of Fox Europe Television.

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