La Banquette Arrière

Original title: La Banquette Arrière
International title: Back Seat
Type: Fiction, First Feature

CAST
* David AYALA…………………Driver, Fifi, Hubert & Julien
* Joséphine GARREAU………Lola
* Noëlle PERNA………………..Nono
* Patrice QUARTERON………Patrice
* Widade AKAABOUNE……..Leyla
* Angelo MONACO……………Angelo
* Carmen SELENA……………Carmen
* Florence LESECQ…………..Cléo
* Hatem AYADI………………..M. Ayadi
* Hervé GABORIAU…………..M. Gomez

CREW
Director : Faramarz KHALAJ
Screenplay : Dominique EDEL & Faramarz KHALAJ
Director of Photography : Aurélien LE CALVEZ
Editing : Patrick GAUTIER
Original Music : Luc MARTINEZ
Sound Designer : Stephen TAYLOR
Sound Recordist : Jean POURCHIER
Colorist : Jean-Christophe SAVELLI
Costume Designe : Florence LESECQ
Make-Up Artists : Patricia ROCHEWERG & Sandra LOVI & Déborah MORENO
Hair Stylist : Karine FORET

Executive producer : Joël MAYTIE
Producer : Nathalie HUYNH QUAN TRUNG
Production Company : SEMIRAMIS

Shooting format : XAVC S 4K
Camera : Sony Alpha 7S2
Lenses : Sony 24-70 mm

Screening format : DCP
Sound : 5.1
Ratio : 2.39 :1
Original version : French / with English subtitles
Running time : 85 min
Year : 2019

Fiction – Colour –First Feature – France.

Log line:
The back seat of David’s car serves as a psychiatrist’s couch upon which passengers divulge their inner secrets. From their confessions, whether light and amusing or dramatically moving, emerges the film’s central theme, the multiple facets of being a woman.

Synopsis:
Shot within the confines of a car, the film closes no doors, but rather opens up to a plurality of destinies and slices of life at the crossroads between fact and fiction. Short sketches, either improvised or based on true-life experiences, blend with short fictions to add breadth to the whole.

    

Director’s Statement:
I wanted to make this first film a handcrafted one; on a small budget, using only fixed cameras, and mixing fiction with a realistic, documentary style of cinema, so as to develop a specific atmosphere and thematic.
Through the plurality of destinies and slices of life of which the film consists, a common thread emerges; that of woman as mother as lover and as friend. Through the confessional confines of David’s car we appreciate the multi-faceted aspects of all that goes into the making of the woman of today with all her beauty, strength and complexities.

Festival debut:
World Premiere