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French Cultural Institute

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Director:  Ursula Meier
Cinematography:  Agnes Godard
Screenplay:  Ursula Meier , Antoine Jaccoud, Raphaelle Valbrune, Gilles Taurand and Olivier Lorelle
Producers:  Elena Tatti, Thierry Spicher, Denis Freyd and Denis Delcampe
Cast:  Isabelle Huppert , Olivier Gourmet , Adelaide Leroux
Production:  Box Prods./Archipel 35/Need Prods
International distribution:  Memento Films International
France-Belgium-Switzerland , 2008, 98 min, color
Awards:  Mar del Plata 2008 - "Award for best actress" to Isabelle Huppert

The members of a family are playing just outside their house, in a bucolic and deserted landscape. A few meters away there is half-built freeway, a project that is 10 year behind schedule, a wide and ominous concrete monster invading the garden. Finally, one summer day, the E57 freeway is inaugurated. Urban invasion begins: violent noises, pollution and filth. Sustained by the fragile mother, the family members try to save, at first, their idyllic home and finally themselves. They project their own neuroses into the freeway, denying the world that appears before their own eyes, disconnecting themselves from reality. Combining satiric, dramatic and even suspenseful elements, Meiers film is a contemporary fable that deals with alienation and which finally becomes, in the own directors words, an inverse road movie in which we discover that not all movement, no matter how vertiginous, necessarily implies a journey.

Ursula Meier
Ursula Meier was born in France in 1971 and studied Art in Belgium. She has directed documentaries for the television. Home is her first feature film.
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