France, 2018, 8 min
Alain is a little boy from the Reunion Island born on the wrong side of the tracks. To earn a few pennies, he recites Arthur Rimbaud’s poems to drivers stuck at the red light.
One day, Alain is invited to Guillaume’s birthday who lives uptown.
Director: Guillaume Levil
Director of Photography: Alexis Doaré
Sound: Julien Verstraete
Edit: Lara Tosello, Alice Petit
Executive Producer: Les Valseurs
Original Music: Davy Sicard « Ousa ou lé »
Additionnel Music: Christine Salem « Malangé », « Bondié ».
Alain – Joshua Peberel
Guillaume – Lillo Coppens
Stéphane – Evan Rioul
Evelyne – Lou-Anne Refesse-Kam
Mathieu – Louis Totobesola
Quentin – Ruan Clerin-Augustine
Driver – Hubert Hess
Teacher – Marie-Lynda Nida
Alain’s Mother – Christelle Caberlan
Guillaume’s Mother – Rachel Sartre-Fuma
Grocer – Christine Salem
Has written and directed a few short films which were shown all over France and abroad and a feature : You Can’t Write a Letter. He directed Un tour de cheville (The Anklet), and wrote Fils (Son), two shorts which were selected for more than 80 festivals for the first one and 160 for the second one.
Born in Provence, Guillaume Levil likes shooting in the south to catch the light that inspires him from lands of many tales and legends. As a true lover of Capra’s and Pagnol’s work, he gives away images as story-teller, not to escape reality but to celebrate it differently.