Éric Gravel, France, 2021, 88’
A single mother struggles for survival and a better future in a constant race against time. When she finally gets a job interview for a long-coveted position, a general public transport strike breaks out. Everything comes to a standstill, delays pile up and the fragile balance Julie has created is suddenly in jeopardy… The social drama, shot in thriller style, received the Best Director and Best Actress award in the Orizzonti section at the Venice Film Festival and a special mention at the Liff in Ljubljana.
Cinema Istria is produced by Otok, an institute for the development of culture and society, and the Koper Public Institute for Youth, Culture and Tourism. The Europe Direct Koper Information Point, which co-organises the Film Week Europe event, is a partner of the programme. It is supported by the co-sponsors Municipality of Koper, Municipality of Ankaran, Slovenian Film Centre, the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme of the European Commission and the Ministry of Public Administration. The media partner of the Cinema Istria programme is Radio Capris.