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FLOWERS OF EVIL

Directed by David Dusa
FEATURE NARRATIVE 99 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE FLOWERS OF EVIL
Paris-Tehran. Forced to leave Tehran after the controversial elections in 2009, 24-year-old Anahita desperately relies on her laptop and smartphone to stay connected to the friends shaping the revolutionary movement in her homeland. Captivated by Anahita's urgency and sense of purpose, Rachid—a young French-Algerian bellhop at her luxury Parisian hotel—tries to impress her with videos of his improvisational, parkour-style dance moves on YouTube. Secretly envious of his laissez-faire ways, Anahita dismisses Rachid's apolitical outlook on the world and draws him into her obsessive preoccupation with the citizen-journalist digital reports of government brutality and the rapidly unfolding events. While political struggle is abstract for Rachid, it is the only footing on which he can meet Anahita—and the two begin a passionate and rootless love affair grounded in small acts of protest.

Inspired by the innovative strategies Iranian students used to mobilize the green movement against government-imposed bans, David Dusa powerfully and viscerally binds a fictional romance with real footage collected from YouTube, Google Video, and Twitter, personalizing anonymous images of violence and testifying to the revolutionary potential of the Internet.
Drama
About the Director(s)
DAVID DUSA was born in Budapest, grew up in Sweden and South Africa, and studied film in Göteborg. He has won awards for his short films in festivals worldwide, including Rotterdam, Berlinale Talent Campus, and Clermont-Ferrand. Dusa is currently preparing his second feature, Cacheux Malor.
Special Note

 



Co-hosted by
 
uniFrance  Embassy of France in the United States

 





Film Info
  • Section:
    Viewpoints
  • Year:
    2010
  • Length:
    99 minutes
  • Language:
    French, Farsi
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Rachid Youcef, Alice Belaïdi
  • Director:
    David Dusa
  • Screenwriter:
    David Dusa, Raphaëlle Maes, Louise Molière
  • Producer:
    Emilie Blezat
  • Editor:
    Yannick Coutheron, Nicolas Houver
  • Director of Photography:
    Armin Franzen
  • Sound:
    Bruno Auzet
  • Sound Mix:
    Emanuel Croset
  • Dialogues:
    Mike Sens

Contacts
  • Producer
    Emilie Blézat
    Sciapode
    Paris, 75010
    Phone: +33.1.53.19.66.45
    eblezat@sciapode.net
  • Director
    David Dusa
    Director, <i>Flowers of Evil</i>
    Sciapode
    Paris, 75010
    Phone: +33.6.61.90.91.66
    david.dusa@gmail.com
  • Producer
    Emilie Blézat
    Sciapode
    Paris, 75010
    Phone: +33.1.53.19.66.45
    eblezat@sciapode.net
  • Director
    David Dusa
    Director, <i>Flowers of Evil</i>
    Sciapode
    Paris, 75010
    Phone: +33.6.61.90.91.66
    david.dusa@gmail.com

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