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Emily Atef

Plus que jamais (More Than Ever)

Gala Premières en speciale evenementen 123' - 2022 - Drama - Dialogue: Norwegian, French, English
Director: Emily Atef Composer: Jon Balke With: Vicky Krieps, Gaspard Ulliel, Bjørn Floberg
After 3 Days in Quiberon, about a deteriorating Romy Schneider, the French-Iranian filmmaker Emily Atef again refuses to shy away from uncomfortable questions and the confrontation with death. With More Than Ever, she tells the story of a dying young woman, starring Vicky Krieps and the late Gaspard Ulliel.
"There's nothing more annoying than being told how brave you are." It's just one of the poignant and honest observations in Emily Atef's sublime drama about a dying young woman - and about saying goodbye on your own terms. Hélène suffers from a lung disease that brings her closer to death with each second. Nevertheless, she insist on leading a life as normal as possible with her husband Mathieu, until she decides to free herself from the social codes and from the expectations of friends and family. Hélène leaves everything behind to go to Norway to spend the end of her life there. Atef's previous film - 3 Days in Quiberon, about a deteriorating Romy Schneider - was equally shrouded in vulnerability. Here she undoes death of its macabre context, as a way of invitation to stare death in the face; something that is even more confronting due to the heartbreaking role of the late Gaspard Ulliel who died in January after a skiing accident.
"Featuring Gaspard Ulliel's last performance, the film - about a 33-year-old woman struggling with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - asks its audience to face the reality of and ponder the inevitability of death as well as the line between those who have experienced a type of suffering and those who haven't." - The Playlist

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Credits

Director

Emily Atef

Composer

Jon Balke

With

Vicky Krieps, Gaspard Ulliel, Bjørn Floberg

Scenario

Emily Atef, Lars Hubrich

Director of Photography

Yves Cape

Editor

Sandie Bompar, Hansjörg Weißbrich

Producer

Xénia Maingot

Production studios

Eaux Vives Productions

Distributor

Imagine Film Distribution

More information

Dialogue

Norwegian, French, English

Countries of production

Norway, Germany, France

Year

2022

Filmography

Emily Atef
XX to XY: Fighting to Be Jake (2003), Asyl (2004), Molly's Way (2005), The Stranger in Me (2008), Töte mich (2012), 3 Days in Quiberon (2018), More Than Ever (2022)

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