FLOWERS OF AUTUMN

By Kate PEROTTI

EDENDALE PICTURES LLC - as PROD

True Story - Development 2019

FLOWERS OF AUTUMN IS A STUDY OF BRAVERY AND REDEMPTION, THE BRAVERY OF A SEVEN YEAR OLD CHILD WHO SUDDENLY FINDS HIMSELF WITHOUT ANY ONE IN THE WORLD AND THE COLLECTIVE WILL OF A VILLAGE OF COLLABORATORS THAT RESOLVES TO SAVE THAT CHILD, HENCE IS DELIVERED FROM ABSOLUTE EVIL.

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • True Story, Action/Adventure, Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kate PEROTTI
    • Writer(s)
    • Sal WESTRICH
    • Producer(s)
    • Bernard CALAMARO, Mark CATERINI, Kate PEROTTI
    • Synopsis
    • An entire village, collaborators included, decided to save a child. Flowers of Autumn is a true story of friendship between two seven year old boys, Sami Koenigsberg and Jean-Francois Signac. That the former is Jewish and the latter Catholic is not a factor in this relationship, although it will have a decisive effect on their lives. For the date is 1942 and the Jews of St. Privat des Pres are about to be deported and put to death. The simple joys and tribulations of two typical pre-adolescents are set against the larger social and human issues: the subtle encroachments of war on the passive population of a German occupied zone; the effects of terror on victims and witnesses; the psycho-logic of Nazi violence; the possibility of emotional survival in the face of human dismemberment. This reality becomes central in the lives of the two children who must now continue to live in a world whose coherence has suddenly vanished. This reality remains central to our world nearly 75 years later, truth be told, lessons be learned.
    • Partners & financing
    • seeking German/Israel/Nordic co-production partners.