Director: Clémentine Delbecq
France, 2022, 24 min
Cast:Djibi Diakhaté, Fargass Assandé, Gina Jimenez
Crew:Writers: Clémentine Delbecq, Yasmine Benkiran. Producers: Lou Chicoteau, Jean-Etienne Brat.
Rufus, who arrived in France at the age of 13, runs an old hotel with his uncle Alpha in the hinterland of Perpignan. Alpha plans to relaunch it with a land sale in Ivory Coast. He leaves for the summer. Rufus keeps the hotel with Monika, his girlfriend, and dreams of restarting the business.
About the director
Clémentine Delbecq made her first short film as part of her philosophy and dance studies. She made a second film in Iceland during a writing residency in the Westfjords and a third with the G.R.E.C., in association with the University of Corte in Corsica. For several years, her numerous trips to the Ivory Coast have inspired the story of FRAYA, her first professionally produced short film, which features characters caught between the realities of two regions of the world: West Africa and France.
Clémentine Delbecq also works as a photographer and as a film set constructor.