Athens International Film Festival

BRUNO REIDAL, CONFESSION OF A MURDERER / BRUNO REIDAL

23/09/2021, 19:15, TRIANON
27/09/2021, 22:15, RIVIERA

The French countryside, 1905. In the woods surrounding his village, young Bruno Reidal violently kills a boy and then turns himself in. In prison he is questioned for weeks by a group of three doctors who try to get him to revisit the past, unable to understand his murderous instincts. Based on a true story, Vincent Le Port’s debut outlines, with clinical precision, the portrait of a manic killer, masterfully maintains a balance between vulnerability and absolute chilling elements and studies how religious devotion, patriarchy and repressed sexuality become entangled in the root of all Evil.


FRANCE | 2021 | COLOR | DCP | 101’ | FRENCH

South-Eastern France, 1905. 17-year-old Bruno Reidal kills and decapitates a 12-year-old. He surrenders immediately and the authorities send him for psychiatric evaluation, whereby it is decided that he should be committed to a mental institution. Vince Le Port’s debut deals with a story that makes your blood run cold. Not only due to its subject but also due to its distanced, exploratory look on Reidal’s diaries and his conversations with the early therapists of the era. How does the root take hold and how does the blossom of Evil bloom? How are genes, family, religiosity and repressed sexuality intertwined? If there’s a film examining thoroughly the idea of murderous impulse, it is this muffled, concrete debut. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Vincent Le Port
SCREENWRITER: Vincent Le Port
DoP: Michaël Capron
EDITOR: Jean-Baptiste Alazarda
PRINCIPAL CAST: Dimitri Doré, Roman Villedieu, Jean-Luc Vincent

VINCENT LE PORT
35-year-old director born in Rennes. He studied Film at Le Femis. Winner of ‘Jean Vigo’ award with a special mention at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. This is his debut feature film and was screened at the Jury Week at Cannes.

FILMOGRAPHY
2021
Bruno Reidal, Confession of a Murderer
2010 Moussem The Dead


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        : International Competition

        GREAT FREEDOM / GROSSE FREIHEIT

        GREAT FREEDOM / GROSSE FREIHEIT

        23/09/2021, 21:45, DANAOS
        24/09/2021, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPION

        LUZZU

        LUZZU

        CRYPTOZOO

        CRYPTOZOO

        24/09/2021, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/09/2021, 19:30, TRIANON

        THE FIRST DEATH OF JOANA / A PRIMEIRA MORTE DE JOANA

        THE FIRST DEATH OF JOANA / A PRIMEIRA MORTE DE JOANA

        25/09/2021, 19:45, RIVIERA
        29/09/2021, 22:00, AEGLI ZAPPION

        HIT THE ROAD / JADDEH KHAKI

        HIT THE ROAD / JADDEH KHAKI

        25/09/2021, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPION
        28/09/2021, 22:15, STELLA

        HUMAN FACTORS

        HUMAN FACTORS

        26/09/2021, 21:45, DANAOS
        28/09/2021, 22:15, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        LAMB / DÝRIÐ

        LAMB / DÝRIÐ

        27/09/2021, 20:00, STELLA
        1/10/2021, 22:30, STELLA

        PEBBLES / KOOZHANGAL

        PEBBLES / KOOZHANGAL

        27/09/2021, 22:30, TRIANON
        30/09/2021, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        A BALANCE / YUKO NO TENBIN

        A BALANCE / YUKO NO TENBIN

        28/09/2021, 20:30, DANAOS
        1/10/2021, 22:15, RIVIERA

        LIBERTAD

        LIBERTAD

        29/09/2021, 19:45, RIVIERA
        1/10/2021, 22:15, FLERRY CINEMA

        THE SACRED SPIRIT / ESPÍRITU SAGRADO

        THE SACRED SPIRIT / ESPÍRITU SAGRADO

        29/09/2021, 22:15, RIVIERA
        2/10/2021, 22:00, FLERRY CINEMA

        AZOR

        AZOR

        30/09/2021, 19:00, IDEAL
        1/10/2021, 19:30, FLERRY CINEMA

        PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN / NOCHE DE FUEGO

        PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN / NOCHE DE FUEGO

        30/09/2021, 22:00, DANAOS
        1/10/2021, 19:30, RIVIERA

        AWARD-WINNING FILM SCREENING

        AWARD-WINNING FILM SCREENING

        3/10/21, 21:30, FLERRY CINEMA