RUN

By Philippe LACÔTE

BANSHEE FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

RUN is running away…He has just killed his country’s Prime Minister. Therefore he had to take the face and clothes of a madman wandering throughout the town for months. His life returns to him in flashes: his childhood with master Tourou when he dreamt of becoming a rainmaker...

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2014
Un Certain Regard
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical, First film
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, IVORY COAST
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Philippe LACÔTE
    • Writer(s)
    • Philippe LACÔTE, Gino VENTRIGLIA, Michel FESSLER, Isabelle FAUVEL
    • Producer(s)
    • Claire GADEA (Banshee Films), Alain PEYROLLAZ (Good Lap Production), Ernest KOUAME (Wassakara productions)
    • Synopsis
    • RUN is running away… He has just killed his country’s Prime Minister. Therefore he had to take the face and clothes of a madman wandering throughout the town for months. His life returns to him in flashes: his childhood with master Tourou, when he dreamt of becoming a rainmaker, his incredible adventures with Greedy Gladys and his militia past as a Young Patriot in Ivory Coast's political and military conflict. RUN has not chosen all of these lives. He stumbled into them, escaping from one life to another. This is why he is called RUN.
      The last political and military conflict in the Ivory Coast cost some 3,000 lives. I've attempted, by using a documentary approach, to testify to a decade of crises that finally exploded. In "Chronicles of war in the Ivory Coast", I filmed my neighborhood, a working-class suburb of Abidjan, from day to day, and interviewed Young Patriots…
      My intention is to continue observing this territory in crisis, to attempt to cast new light on its politics, this time through fiction by traversing the last 20 years of my country through both its history and geography. A vast story which encompasses its collective history through the emblematic life of one individual: RUN. Today, fiction seems to me best adapted to shed light on the nightmare from which we have barely awoken and are still trying to comprehend.
    • Partners & financing
    • Financial arrangements already acquired: 500,000 USD
      Writing and development partners: Jerusalem Film Lab (Israel), Amiens Film Festival (France), CNC (France)
      Production partner: Wassakara Productions (Ivory Coast)
      Coproducer: Good Lap (France)
      Development agency: Initiative Films (France)
      Broadcast: Canal + Afrique
    • Production schedule
    • Shooting date and duration : January 2013, 8 weeks
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jan 01, 2013
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