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PEUR DE RIEN / Parisienne

PEUR DE RIEN / Parisienne

Set in 1990s Paris, the film from Danielle Arbid is a coming-of-age story about a young woman from Beirut whose relationships and encounters reveal different facets of her new country, and of herself. Lina is eighteen years old, serious, and strong-willed. She’s just arrived to start university and had planned to stay with her uncle, but he turns out to have an unhealthy interest in her. She flees and finds herself on the street. It’s not long before new school friends offer her a place to stay and Lina begins her immersion in Paris life. Parisienne unfolds like a cinematic epistolary tale. Using a fluid, intimate style, Arbid charts the stages of Lina’s evolution – in intellectual, emotional, and sexual terms – from naive migrant to the Parisienne of the title. (Cameron Bailey, Toronto Internation Film Festival)

Born in Lebanon in 1970, DANIELLE ARBID left her country at 17. Once in France, she studied literature and took on filmmaking. Her films have been awarded with such prizes as the Golden and Silver Leopard, as well as the Albert Londres Prize. In the Battlefields and A Lost Man were shown at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. // Films (selection): Beirut Hotel (2011), Un homme perdu (A Lost Man, 2007), Dans les champs de bataill e (In the Battlefields, 2004), Aux frontières (On Borders, 2002, doc), Seule avec la guerre (Alone With War, 2000, doc), Peur de rien (Parisienne, 2015)

European Panorama Fiction 2016


France 2015
DCP / color
119 minutes

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David Thion, Philippe Martin (Les films Pelléas, FR)



Les films Pelléas
25 rue Michel Le Comte
75003 Paris, France
World Sales

Films Boutique
Köpenicker Straße 184
10997 Berlin, Germany

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere