Directed by Julien Darras

Julien Darras was born in Lyon (France). In 2003, he was gratuaded from the International Institute of Image and Sound. During his studies, he directed a short film, Leïla (Super 16, 11mn), and a documentary, Histoires russes (Russian stories, Video, 26mn), which already show his taste for fiction and reality, fantasy and truth. In 2004, he became Gela Babluani’s first assistant director for two features : 13 Tzameti and L’Héritage (The Inheritance). At the same time, Julien Darras wrote his first short film, Le Frère (The Brother), for which he’s awarded by the Beaumarchais Association in 2006. Approaching themes like commitment, the film, halfway between mythology and history, is quickly supported by the CNC and by several regional funds. After two years of preparation during which he directed many institutional films (Thierry Mugler, Le Bon Marché, Sport 2000...), he shot the film in November 2008. In February 2010, Le Frère gets the SACD Award for Best First Fiction in the International Short Film Festival in Clermont- Ferrand (France). The short was broadcast on ARTE (France) in the same year. In 2011, he shot his second short film titled Le bruit autour de moi (Noise all around me), produced by TS Productions, a project from a collection introduced by the Ministry of Employment focusing on exclusion and poverty. The film will be broadcast on France 3 channel and Arte channel. Today, Julien Darras works on the writing of a feature focusing on commitment and filiation.

French Festivals:
. Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand (2010)
Best First Fiction SACD Award
. Digne-les-Bains (2010)
. Ciné en Herbes of Montluçon (2010)
. 30e International Short Film Festival of Amiens (2010)
Special Mention of the Amiens Prison
. 25e Brest European Short Film Festival (2010)
. "La Normandie et le Monde" Festival of Vernon (2011)

International Festivals:
. III International Medium Length Film Festival of « La Cabina » (Spain, 2010)
Best Direction Award & Best Actor Award for Romain Rondeau
. I’ve Seen Films – 2010 International Competition Official Selection (Italy, 2010)
. Cortex Festival (Portugal, 2011)

TV Broadcasting & Internet:
. ARTE France

Screening Theater:
. Special Program of the Best Shorts of Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in Le Cinéma des Cinéastes

Synopsis: September 1958. The soldier Pierre-Emile Delorme, seriously mutilated in Algeria, is forced to return to live in the family home. Between a very ambitious father and a discreet mother, in a world of words, unspoken and apparences, Pierre is going to be engaged in his elder brother, Alban, and to confide him his memory. A memory written on paper for several months of an absurd war. A disturbing memory in many respects.

Drama - 39' - 35mm - Color - 2,35 - Dolby SR - France

Cast: Samuel Dupuy, Féodor Atkine, Romain Rondeau
Direction & Screenplay: Julien Darras
Production: François Rocha Da Mota, Jonathan Hazan, Alexandre Charlet, Loïc Darras

Cinematographer: Cédric Ascencio
Set Designer: Gwendoline Hersant
Costume Designer: Dorothée Tarel
Sound: Ludovic Elias
Editing: Frédéric Planchenault
Composer: Attila Favarelli
Production Companies: Pàlé Films, Les Films du Cygne, Sofar Productions, Image and Sound District SRL

The script received Fondation Beaumarchais Award.