Fortuna

  • Fortuna - Le vent souffle où il veut (Working title)
Feature Film | 2016-2017 | Drama | Belgium, Switzerland

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Brief synopsis

Fortuna, a 14-year old Ethiopian girl who has had no news of her parents since she arrived on the shores of Italy, is temporarily accommodated in Switzerland with other refugees in a hospice at an altitude of 2000m above sea level to overwinter. A community of Catholic canons gives them refuge whilst waiting for their legal status to be sorted out by the Swiss authorities. This is where Fortuna meets Kabir, a 26-year old Ethiopian refugee with whom she falls hopelessly in love. Their relationship develops, hidden from sight of those around them, until the day when Kabir mysteriously disappears following a police raid.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Kidist Siyum BezaFortuna [L]
Bruno GanzBrother Jean [L]
Yoann BlancBrother Luc [SR]
Patrick D'AssumçaoMr. Blanchet [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
1st ADFreddy Verhoeven
Director of photographyColin Lévêque
Casting directorMuriel Imbach
Casting directorCorinna Glaus
Costume designerJessica Di Cioccio
Costume designerGeneviève Maulini
DirectorGerminal Roaux
EditorJacques Comets
EditorSophie Vercruysse
Key gripTom Mauss
GafferEmilien Faroudjia
ProducerJean-Marie Gindraux
ProducerRuth Waldburger
Co-producerGéraldine Sprimont
Co-producerAnne-Laure Guégan
Production designerIvan Niclass
ScreenwriterGerminal Roaux
IdeaClaudia Gallo
IdeaGerminal Roaux
Production sound mixerEmmanuel Soland
Production sound mixerJürg Lempen
Sound re-recording mixerDenis Séchaud
Sound editorDenis Séchaud
Special effects technicianYann Blondel
Special effects technicianPatrick Lindenmaier
Stunt coordinatorAlister Mazzotti

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Loco Films [fr]
International Sales
International Sales
Nour Films [fr]
France (theatrical)
France (theatrical)
Vega Film AG [ch]
Vega Distribution AG
Vega Distribution AG

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbH
Kostümequipment
Kostümequipment

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Ruth Waldburger2016Filmmaker Award [ch]Winner
Germinal Roaux2016Filmmaker Award [ch]Winner
Jean-Marie Gindraux2016Filmmaker Award [ch]Winner
Germinal Roaux2018Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern [de]Kinder- und JugendfilmwettbbewerbNominated
Germinal Roaux2018Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin [de]Generation 14plus - Gläsener Bär (Jugendjury)Winner
Germinal Roaux2018Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin [de]Generation 14plus - Großer Preis (Int. Jury)Winner
Germinal Roaux2018Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême [fr]Les FlamboyantsNominated
Germinal Roaux2019Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester SpielfilmNominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2019GermanyFestival des Deutschen Films LudwigshafenReihe: Weltkino. Internationaler Film

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseSwitzerlandWednesday, 11/04/2018