DIRECTED BY: Anne Fontaine COUNTRY: France YEAR: 2019 SPOKEN LANGUAGE(S): French SUBTITLES: German RUNNING TIME: 98 min
SECTION: Previews at Cinecittà
Based on a novel by Hugo Boris, NIGHT SHIFT focuses on three Parisian police officers charged with driving a stranger back to the border. However, Virginie realizes their prisoner will most likely be killed upon return to his country and so goes about attempting to convince her fellow officers to release him.
Anne Fontaine was born in Luxembourg in 1959, the French filmmaker began her career as a dancer and actress before becoming a director and screenwriter. She made her directorial debut in 1993 with LES HISTOIRES D’AMOUR FINISSENT MAL EN GÉNÉRAL, which won the French Prix Jean Vigo. Her films include: NATHALIE, COCO CHANEL – THE BEGINNING OF A PASSION, GEMMA BOVERY – A SUMMER WITH FLAUBERT as well as AGNUS DEI – THE INNOCENT, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won several awards.
Love Affairs Usually End Badly (1993), Augustin (1995), Dry Cleaning (1997), Augustin, King of Kung-Fu (1999), How I Killed My Father (2001), Nathalie (2003), In His Hands (2005), Oh La La (2006), The Girl From Monaco (2008), Coco Before Chanel (2009), My Worst Nightmare (2011), Perfect Mothers (Adoration) (2013), Gemma Bovery (2014), The Innocents (2016), Marvin (2017), Pure As Snow (2019), Bis an die Grenze (2019)
SCRIPT: Claire Barré, Hugo Boris PRODUCER: Philippe Carcassonne, Jean-Louis Livi CINEMATOGRAPHY: Yves Angelo EDITOR: Fabrice Rouaud CAST: Virginie Efira, Omar Sy, Grégory Gadebois
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Ciné-@, F Comme Film WORLD SALES: Studiocanal GERMAN DISTRIBUTOR: Studiocanal