Marina Foïs in a passionate love story, directed by Jérémie Elkaïm, of which it is the first feature film. Check out the trailer for They Are Alive, slated for theatrical release on February 23, 2022.
Recently widowed, Béatrice lives with her son and mother. His meeting with Mokhtar, an Iranian teacher who arrived illegally in Europe, will upset his daily life and his convictions. Out of love for him, she will have to challenge the prejudices of those around her and the laws of her country.
It is the starting point of They are alive, first feature film directed by Jérémie Elkaïm, adapted from the account of Béatrice Huret, Calais mon amour. Check out the trailer.
As we wrote during its presentation at the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival, They Are Alive, despite its risky subject, manages to offer the film a nuanced look, never moralizing, on two beings who come to terms with their differences.
Jérémie Elkaïm follows with a lot of realism and a touch of black humor the journey of a harsh and sometimes unsympathetic heroine. Marina Foïs – at the origin of the project – impresses in the skin of a character whom she knows how to make vulnerable. She forms with Seear Kohi a duo with authentic dynamics that Jérémie Elkaïm sublimates through intimate scenes of rare intensity.
They Are Alive will be released on February 23, 2022 in theaters.