HEAVEN WILL WAIT

LE CIEL ATTENDRA

By Marie-Castille MENTION-SCHAAR

GAUMONT - as SALES

Drama - Completed 2015


Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2016
Contemporary World Cinema
Busan - BIFF/APM 2016
World Cinema
COLCOA 2017
West Coast Premiere
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marie-Castille MENTION-SCHAAR
    • Producer(s)
    • Marie-castille MENTION-SCHAAR
    • Synopsis
    • How French minors, teenagers from all socio-cultural backgrounds, can be brainwashed to the point of attempting to leave for Syria and what are the challenges
      facing those who try to help and turn them around before it’s too late.
      Melanie is 16 years old. She ponders the meaning of life and the state of the world. She wants to be a doctor. She lives in Créteil, a suburb of Paris, with her
      mother, who is raising her on her own. Like her friends, Melanie is constantly “connected” via social networks. Spotted by recruiters, she falls in love with one of
      them before converting and growing increasingly radical, one by one cutting off ties with her former life.
      Sonia is 17. She is caught trying to leave for Syria and almost commits the unthinkable. Because she is still a minor, the judge allows her to return home under the
      surveillance of her parents and special educators. As Melanie is gradually indoctrinated, Sonia follows the opposite path, the return path. Will she be able to leave
      the spiral and rebuild her life?
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