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Insolent, spontaneous, funny. Pamela, a young Roma, is different from other women in her community. A single mother, she lives with her grandmother and her little girl in a small hut where the three of them share a bed. How can she reconcile the needs of her two-year old daughter and her dream of freedom?
Pamela embarks on a journey into the unknown, breaking away from the traditions that suffocate her. “Lapin, pizza, amour”. All she has are three words in French and the hope that marriage will change her and her daughter’s destiny.
Cast Alina Șerban, Tom Vermeir, Rebeca Anghel, Marie Denarnaud, Marian
Șamu, Viorica Tudor, Johan Leysen, Karin Tanghe, Jonas Bloquet.
Crew Director: Marta Bergman
Screenwriters: Marta Bergman, Laurent Brandenbourger,
in collaboration with Boris Lojkine, Katell Quillévéré
Producers: Jean-Yves Roubin & Cassandre Warnauts (Frakas Productions)
Co Producers: Caroline Bonmarchand (Avenue B Productions), Sophie Leclercq (Zelila Films).
Associated Producers: Ada Solomon (Hi Film Productions), Nadia Turincev, Julie Gayet (Rouge International)
Cinematographer: Jonathan Ricquebourg
Editor: Frédéric Fichefet
Composer: Vlaicu Golcea
Costume Designer: Claudine Tychon
Original Title Seule À Mon Mariage
Language French, Romanian, Dutch
Length 121 mins
Format DCP | Colour | 24fps |1:85 | 5.1
Cannes Film Festival 2018 (ACID, France)/ Festival International du Film francophone de Tübingen & Stuttgart (Special Mention, Germany)/ Cinedays (Best Film, Macedonia)/ Warsaw Film Festival (Poland)/ International Women's Film Festival of Salé (Best Actress Award, Morocco)/ Festa Do Cinema Frances (Portugal)/ FICFA (Canada)/ Rome Independent Film Festival (Special Mention, Italy)/ Subtitle (Ireland)/ Goa International Film Festival (India)/ Auteur Film Festival Belgrade (Serbia)/ Panorama of European Cinema (Greece)/ Cairo international film festival (Egypt)/ Festival du Film Saint Paul Trois Chateaux (France)/ AKE DIKHEA? (Audience Award, Germany) ... more to be announced !
SEULE A MON MARIAGE (ALONE AT MY WEDDING) is the first feature-length fiction film by Marta Bergman, graduate of INSAS, the Belgian film school. The Bucharest-born director is known for her documentary films, in which she has explored Romania and more specifically the Roma communities. Her documentaries have been shown at prestigious festivals such as Visions du réel and the Leipzig Film Festival.