À côté
Stéphane Mercurio
2007 - 91 min - DV Cam & Mini DV - Couleur - France

Alongside the men’s prison in Rennes, there is a reception area for the prisoners’ families. People come here before and after the visit. And they come back. Every week. And they wait. A space between parentheses. It takes time. People arrive early, always. A few seconds late and the gates of the prison remain shut. So you wait, alongside, to be sure to be on time, in a minute or so, inside. To bear going there, you have to be well grounded in life to the point of knowing how to enliven this immeasurably long wait. Prison in reverse, life without the other. But surely not outside of life.


Distributor : Andana films
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Éditions Montparnasse
VOD : Éditions Montparnasse
Disponible au Club du doc


2010 - Scam, Paris (France) : Étoile de la Scam
2008 - Festival Images de Justice, Rennes (France) : Prix du Festival
2008 - Festival de films de femmes, Créteil (France) : Prix Docs Lycéens
2008 - Images en bibliothèques, Paris (France) : Film soutenu par la Commission nationale de sélection des médiathèques
2007 - Entrevues, Belfort (France) : Prix du Public Documentaire & Prix du Film Français
2007 - RIDM, Montréal (Québec) : Sélection