World Premiere – ACID ALONE AT MY WEDDING - SEULE A MON MARIAGE a film by Marta Bergman (Belgium/Romania/France) with Alina Serban, Tom Vermeir French with English subtitles - 121 min - color
SEULE A MON MARIAGE (ALONE AT MY WEDDING), a Belgian film by Marta Bergman will be part of the ACID filmmakers’ programme (Association pour le Cinéma Indépendant et sa Diffusion) at the Cannes International Film Festival. Produced by Frakas Productions, the film's main actors are the young Romanian Alina Serban and the Belgian Tom Vermeir who had a lead role in Felix van Groeningen's “Belgica”.
SEULE A MON MARIAGE (ALONE AT MY WEDDING) is the first feature-length fiction film by Marta Bergman, graduate of INSAS, the Belgian film school. The Bucharest-born director is known for her documentary films, in which she has explored Romania and more specifically the Roma communities. Her documentaries have been shown at prestigious festivals such as Visions du réel and the Leipzig Film Festival.
EN > Pamela, a young Roma, is insolent, spontaneous, funny and different from the other women in her community. She is a single mother living with her grandmother and her little girl in a small hut where the three of them share a bed. How can she reconcile the needs of her two-year old daughter and her dream of freedom? Pamela embarks on a journey into the unknown, breaking away from the traditions that suffocate her. “Lapin, pizza, amour”. All she has are three words in French and the hope that marriage will change her and her daughter’s destiny.
FR > Insolente, spontanée, drôle. Pamela, jeune Rom, ne ressemble à aucune fille de sa communauté. Elle vit seule avec sa grand-mère et son bébé dans une cahute où elles partagent le même lit. Mais que faire avec une enfant de deux ans quand on rêve d’être libre? Pamela s’embarque vers l’inconnu, rompant avec les traditions qui l’étouffent. « Lapin, pizza, amour », trois mots de français et l’espoir d’un mariage pour changer son destin et celui de sa fille.
SCREENINGS Thursday 10 May @ 11:30 (Studio 13) – Official screening with French/English subtitles (followed by a Q&A with the director & cast) Thursday 10 May @ 20:00 (Les Arcades 1 & 2) – Official screening with French/English subtitles (followed by a Q&A with the director & cast) Saturday 12 May @ 16:30 (Le Raimu) – Additional screening with French/English subtitles Tuesday 15 May @ 14:00 (Alexandre III) – Additional screening with French/English subtitles
ATTENDING Marta Bergman (director) : May 9-12 Alina Serban (actress) : May 9-12 Tom Vermeir (actor) : May 9-12 Please send your interview requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
PRODUCTION Frakas Productions (Belgium) In coproduction with Hi Film (Ada Solomon – Romania), Avenue B Productions and Zélila Films (Caroline Bonmarchand & Sophie Leclercq – France) With the support of Rouge International (Julie Gayet and Nadia Turincev – France). The film has received support from the Film and Audiovisual Centre of the Wallonia Federation Brussels, RTBF (Belgian Television), Proximus, Wallimage (Wallonia), Screen.Brussels (Brussels Capital Region), Casa Kafka Pictures, the Province of Liège and CNC rewriting assistance.