Les Fraises des bois

Wild Strawberries

Violette lives in the heart of the French countryside with her parents, who are rich farm owners. Gabriel works at a supermarket checkout. These two inconspicuous characters may appear to have little history, but they are suffocating in their daily lives, and both hide dark secrets. From hesitant meetings to chance encounters, in the course of the seasons they will travel an unpredictable path as they seek to break free of their chains… and resort to radical solutions.

Director's Biography
Dominique Choisy, born in France. He is a former student of the French cinema school l’IDHEC. After directing 5 short films, he shot MODERN COMFORT, his first feature film, in 1999, which won the Fipresci Prize at the Mar del Plata Festival (Argentina) in 2001. He teaches writing and directing at the Université Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV) in Amiens where he lives, and is a member of the French association l’ACID, which supports and promotes independent movies from all over the world. // Films (Selected): CONFORT MODERNE (Modern Comfort, 1999), LES FRAISES DES BOIS (Wild Strawberries, 2011)
European Panorama Fiction 2012
Dominique Choisy
France 2011
99 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Dominique Choisy
Cinematography Laurent Coltelloni, Alexis Kavyrchine, Julien Roux
Editing Isabelle Debraye
Sound/Sounddesign Luq Lebel
With Juliette Damiens, Julien Lambert, Stéphane Lara, Nathalie Richard, Jean-Michel Noirey, Yannick Becquelin
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