They Parlaient Idéale reflects on what it means to be a citizen of a nation, especially when one's identity is rather ambiguous. A cross-generational and interracial cast of performers embark on a road trip from Grigny, a suburb of Paris, to the French pavilion at the Venice Biennial. Edited in Prouvost's signature feverish style, she seizes the viewer's attention by her singular use of wordplay and cheeky political commentary.

The other films shown within Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 4

Filmmaker
Laure Prouvost
Premiere
World premiere (festival)
Country
France, Belgium, Italy
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
29’
Language
English, French, Arabic, Dutch
Production Company
Studio Prouvost, ARTER
Sales
Lux
Writer
Laure Prouvost, Paul Buck, Karim Kattan
Cinematography
Laure Prouvost, Ciaran Wood
Editor
Tomas Sinkevičius
Sound Design
Léopold Roy
Music
Flavien Berger, Lafawndah
Cast
Arnaud Arini, Alexandre Boumbou, Kader Bueno, Marine Buridant, Nicolas Faubert