Le Chemin du Bonheur
A feature film of Nicolas Steil
14ème ÉDITION FESTIVAL DU
FILM FRANCOPHONE D’ANGOULÊME
SÉLECTION EN COMPÉTITION OFFICIELLE
Le Chemin du Bonheur, the feature film by Nicolas Steil, was presented for the first time in the presence of the film’s crew this Friday, August 27, 2021 as part of its selection in official competition at the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival.
We thank for their presence Simon Abkarian, Pascale Arbillot, Brigitte Fossey, Helena Noguerra,
Roxane Duran, Mathilda May, Tania Garbarski, Amos Suchecki, Pierre Milon, Henri Roanne-Rosenblatt, Michel
Fessler, Laurent Grégoire, Florence Charmasson, David Vatinet, Danièle d’Antoni, Laurent Renard, Elsa Grandpierre as well as the team of the Film Fund, Guy Daleiden and Françoise Lentz.
Synopsis of “Le Chemin du Bonheur” Feature Film
”How to live with the abandonment of those who are there to love us unconditionally, our parents?
By inventing another world, by inventing another reality, by living in a waking dream, constantly living in a daydream, constantly reconstructing it day by day.
To stop thinking about the original trauma, to be thirsty for life, to move towards the other to advance towards the other by taking the least possible risks.
Saul Birnbaum is a “hidden child”, one of those who, at the age of 6, had to be separated from his parents to separated from his parents to escape the coming Shoah and sent by a Kindertransport abroad, from Vienna to Brussels.
In 1986, Saul is on the road to resilience, he reinvents his life, he tries to he has opened a Delicatessen that is unlike any other, where the where the 7th Art triumphs every day on the stage of this restaurant in permanent in permanent performance. With Joakin, his protégé, a young Chilean director who fled Pinochet, they decide to write the story of Saul’s childhood and to make a film about it, which will allow them both to “heal” a little more.
But love knocks at his door and confronts him with his past. She loves him, he loves her, she disappears, he loses himself, she comes back, he lives again, she abandons him again, he abandons himself…
The “Le Chemin du Bonheur” (Way to Happiness) is a story that makes us understand that we must never, ever give up!
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