Les États généraux du film documentaire 2013 Plein air Gare du Nord

Gare du Nord
Claire Simon
2012 - France/Québec - Couleur - 119'

Paris, the gare du Nord, anything can come along, even trains. We’d like to stay but we have to hurry on... Like the thousands of lives that intersect at the station, Ismaël, Mathilde, Sacha and Joan will meet there. Every day, Ismaël is dazzled, fascinated and exhausted by the place. He sees Mathilde for the first time on a suburban train platform. They gradually fall in love. They meet Sacha and Joan. Sacha is looking for his missing daughter ; Joan spends her life in the station between Lille, London and Paris. The station is a world apart, frequented by everyone: French, immigrants, emigrants, travelers and ghosts. It’s an intersection where each life passes quickly and vanishes.

Author : Claire Simon, Shirel Amitay, Olivier Lorelle
Photography : Claire Simon, Richard Copans, Laurent Bourgeat
Sound : Thierry Morlaas
Editing : Julien Lacheray
Music : Marc Ribot
Interpretation : Nicole Garcia, Reda Kateb, Nicole Garcia, Monia Chokri
Production : Les Films d'ici, Productions Thalie, France 3 Cinéma
Distribution : Sophie Dulac (evicente@sddistribution.fr, +33 (0)1 44 43 46 00)