PLAYGROUND CHRONICLES

CHRONIQUES D'UNE COUR DE RÉCRÉ

By Brahim FRITAH

FUTURIKON - as SALES / PROD

First film - Completed 2012

"Playground Chronicles" is set in 1980. Ten year old Brahim gives us a taste of daily life for a Moroccan family in a Paris suburb, spiced with poetry, humour and a social vision.

Festivals
& Awards

Warsaw FF 2012
Competition 1-2
Sao Paulo IFF 2012
New Directors Competition
Doha Tribeca FF 2012
Arab Film Competition
Cairo IFF 2012
Arab Feature Film Int'l Comp.
Cinemed - Festival Mediterranéen de Montpellier 2012
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • First film, Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH, ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Brahim FRITAH
    • Writer(s)
    • Brahim FRITAH, Johanne BERNARD
    • Producer(s)
    • Philippe DELARUE (FUTURIKON PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • Brahim, who is ten years old in 1980, takes us on an emotional journey into the heart of his daily life, his struggles and achievements in school, his friends, television and the factory where his father, a Moroccan immigrant, works as caretaker. Rooted in a social and economic era that is undergoing major changes, the end of the glorious industrial decades now marked by de-industrialization and outsourcing, this historical period is also one of great changes for the young Brahim. He learns the meaning of friendship with Salvador, a Chilean refugee who becomes his inseparable playground companion. It is a time of emotional turmoil and of his first crush, Nathalie! He also discovers a new passion: photography. Playground Chronicles is the portrait of a period, poignant slices of an “ordinary life”, a film that paints in vivid colors, the day to day life of a young boy, with his moments of happiness, his dreams and his eye-opening discoveries…
    • Partners & financing
    • A FILM BY BRAHIM FRITAH - PRODUCED BY PHILIPPE DELARUE - SCREENPLAY BY BRAHIM FRITAH IN COLLABORATION WITH JOHANNE BERNARD
      ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BY JEAN-CHRISTOPHE ONNO - CINEMATOGRAPHY BY PASCAL LAGRIFFOUL - EDITING BY CATHERINE MANTION - SOUND BY BRICE CAVALLERO
      A FUTURIKON PRODUCTION - WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF ORANGE CINÉMA SÉRIES - IN ASSOCIATION WITH JOUR2FÊTE AND TOUSCOPROD - WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CNC - OF ACSÉ - THE IMAGES DE LA DIVERSITÉ
      FUND - THE CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL DU VAL DE MARNE - THE BASSE - NORMANDIE REGION - SUPPORTED BY THE DOHA FILM INSTITUTE - WITH THE SUPPORT OF SANAD / ABU DHABI FILM FESTIVAL
      WITH THE SUPPORT OF A DEVELOPMENT GRANT FROM THE MONTPELLIER INTERNATIONAL MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL - DEVELOPED WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE MEDIA PROGRAM OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
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