Palme d’Or winner Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) shines as a young airline stewardess who tries to juggle work and a turbulent and aimless lifestyle, on a journey through Europe and the search for herself.
Cassandra spends her free time between shifts drinking small bottles of duty free alcohol, flirting with men on Tinder and partying with random people she meets in each city. She’s always willing to take on extra hours, but she works for a smaller airline and is poorly paid. Her dream is to work for a better company, but that could prove hard to achieve with her extravagant lifestyle.
Zero Fucks Given is a low-key drama, which at times almost feels like a documentary. It seems as if we follow a real airline stewardess on her job, with all the small and big challenges that come with it, and we become all the more connected to Cassandra on her journey to personal growth. We get an insider's view into what it means to be part of a globalized working life, for better or worse. The film is carried by Adèle Exarchopoulos’s presence in virtually every scene, and the film was nominated at the International Critics’ Week at this year’s Cannes Festival.
Emmanuel Marre (b. 1980) has directed several short films, including Le film de l’été, which won the Jean Vigo Award at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in 2017. In 2018 he joined forces with screenwriter Julie Lecoustre (b. 1987) on the short film Castle to Castle. This is their first collaboration as directors and feature film debut.
2018 Castle to Castle (Short)
|Programme:||Competition, TIFF Digital|
|Original title:||Rien à Foutre|
|Director:||Emmanuel Marre, Julie Lecoustre|
|Run time:||1h 55m|
|Screenplay:||Emmanuel Marre, Julie Lecoustre|
|Cast:||Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alexandre Perrier, Mara Taquin|