Farewell to the Night

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    Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Drama | France, Germany


    Brief synopsis

    Muriel breeds horses in France and runs an almond plantation with her business partner from the Maghreb. A confident woman who spent her childhood and youth in Algeria, Muriel seems to enjoy a life that is both harmonious and fulfilled. She receives a visit from her beloved grandson Alex, whom she raised after his mother died in an accident. He is on his way to Canada, where he allegedly has a job. However, Muriel discovers that Alex has other plans – and a much more dangerous destination. Moreover, his childhood sweetheart Lila also seems to be more deeply involved than Muriel initially suspects. The young man becomes more and more of a stranger to her; the complete change that has come over him is incomprehensible to his grandmother. She senses that her words and any amount of discussion will not help. Finding herself caught in a dilemma between her love for her grandson and her deep concern, she decides to take a drastic step.



    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Catherine DeneuveMuriel [L]
    Kacey Mottet-KleinAlex [L]
    Oulaya AmamraLila [L]
    Stéphane BakBilal [SR]
    Mohamed DjouhriYousseff [SR]
    Kamel LabroudiFouad [SR]
    Amer AlwanPrédicateur [SR]
    Tamara De Leenern.a. [SR]
    Jacques Nolotn.a. [SR]


    ColoristRichard Deusy
    Dailies coloristEvy Roselet
    Director of photographyJulien Hirsch
    1st assistant cameraRaphael André
    2nd assistant cameraMarie Deshayes
    Casting directorMichel Nasri
    Costume designerJürgen Doering
    DirectorAndré Téchiné
    Script supervisorClaudine Taulère
    EditorAlbertine Lastera
    Key/dolly gripEdwin Broyer
    GafferChristophe Duroyaume
    ComposerAlexis Rault
    ProducerOlivier Delbosc
    Co-producerRémi Burah
    Co-producerCaroline Dhainaut-Nollet
    Co-producerJean-Christophe Simon
    Co-producerMeinolf Zurhorst
    Co-producerOlivier Père
    Co-producerGabor Greiner
    Co-producerNiels Court-Payen
    Co-producerAnne Derré
    Production designerCarlos Conti
    Line producerChristine De Jekel
    Production managerBruno Bernard
    Post production supervisorSusana Antunes
    ScreenwriterAndré Téchiné
    ScreenwriterLéa Mysius
    IdeaAndré Téchiné
    IdeaAmer Alwan
    Production sound mixerVincent Goujon
    Sound re-recording mixerCyril Holtz

    Production companies

    Curiosa Films [fr]
    Bellini Films [fr]co-production
    Arte France Cinéma [fr]co-production
    ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen [de]participation
    Arte [de/fr]participation
    Legato Films [fr]co-production
    Films Boutique [de]co-production

    Distributing companies

    Ad Vitam [fr]
    France TV Distribution [fr]World Sales


    Cameras and UtilitiesTSF Caméra [fr]
    Production ServicesCommission du film Occitanie [fr]soutien logistique
    Film Processing/TransfersM141 [fr]laboratoire


    2020FranceFestival du Film Francophone d'AngoulêmeLes bijoux de famille
    2019GermanyInt. Filmfestspiele Berlin (Berlinale)Out of Competition


    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 24/04/2019
    PremiereTuesday, 12/02/2019Berlinale