Director
Brigitte Sy

Filmography
(selected)
2009 L’Endroit idéal (short)
2010 Les Mains libres
2014 L'Astragale/Astragal

Biography
She is a French actress and director. She made her debut in cinema in the film Memoirs of a French Whore (1979) by Daniel Duval, before she became the muse and partner of filmmaker Philippe Garrel. Her directorial film debut Les Mains libres was released in 2010 to critical acclaim in France.

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Astragal / Brigitte Sy

On a night of April 1957. Albertine, a brilliant, 19-year-old rebel, jumps from the wall of the prison where she’s serving a sentence for a hold up. In her fall, a bone from her ankle breaks: the astragal. She is rescued by Julien, a fugitive, and a burning passion is born between them. He takes her to Paris and hides her. But while he leads his gangster life here and there, the young woman struggles for her freedom and against the wounds caused by Julien’s absence. Out of desperation to be with him, she creates beautiful poetry.


Director:Brigitte Sy
Script:Brigitte Sy, Serge Le Péron based on the book of the same name by Albertine Sarrazin
Cinematography:Frédéric Serve
Editing:Julie Dupré
Sound:Luc Meilland, Mélissa Petitjean
Music:Béatrice Thiriet
Costumes:Françoise Arnaud
With:Leïla Bekhti (Albertine), Reda Kateb (Julien), Esther Garrel (Marie), Jocelyne Desverchère (Nini), India Hair (Suzy)
World Sales:Alfama Films, France T. +33 1 4201 0705 faustine.alfamafilms@orange.fr lucie.alfamafilms@orange.fr
Production Design:Françoise Arnaud
Producer:Paulo Branco
Production:Alfama Films, France
Production Country:France
Format:DCP B&W
Duration:97'
Production Year:2014
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Saturday, November 07, 2015 - 20:30 | ID:146
JOHN CASSAVETES:Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 14:45 | ID:254
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