Bénédicte Liénard

2013 Sobre las brasas/Glowing Embers
2015 Le Chant des hommes/Rising Voices

After her studies in film direction at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion and after her work as an assistant to Jaco Van Dormael, Manu Bonmariage and the Dardenne brothers, Bénédicte Liénard shot many successful documentaries that found distribution both in festivals and television. Her first feature film, Une part du ciel, was presented in the official selection of the Cannes IFF in 2001.

Mary Jimenez

2013 Sobre las brasas/Glowing Embers
2015 Le Chant des hommes/Rising Voices

Mary Jimenez, a Peruvian director, has taught cinema in Belgium, Cuba and Switzerland. Many of her feature films and documentaries were screened in various film festivals. Apart from the New York Festival, the BFI and the MoMA have organized retrospectives to her work. Rising Voices is the first feature film they have made together, after the documentary Glowing Embers.

Open Horizons

Rising Voices / Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jimenez

Their names are Moktar, Najat, Joseph, Gernaz, Duraid, Hayder, Kader, Esma... They fled Syria, Iraq, Iran, Congo, Morocco and Niger. Together, they occupy a church. They will risk their lives for asylum. They have begun counting down the days; a test of strength in itself. Inside the church, Kader has assumed the role of leader, but, mysteriously, sometimes he is missing. Day by day, devotedly, Esma cares for this community. Exhaustion increases; tensions rise. But bonds are forged and strengthened. Between betrayal and brotherhood, the group will have to put itself to the test, and face up to the challenge.

Director:Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jimenez
Script:Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jimenez
Cinematography:Hichame Alaouie
Editing:Marie-Hélène Dozo
Sound:Philippe Kohn
Music:Catherine Graindorge
With:Maryam Zarée (Esma), Assaâd Bouab (Kader), Ahmet Rifat (Moktar)
World Sales:Tarantula Films, Belgium Τ. +32 4225 9079 F. +32 4 225 2212
Production Design:Marc Ridremont
Producer:Joseph Rouschop, Valérie Bournonville, Donato Rotunno
Production:Des Airs, Belgium Τ. +32 2 534 1316
Production Country:Belgium
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
World Premiere
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 17:15 | ID:455
JOHN CASSAVETES:Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 13:00 | ID:553