In competition

Beating Sun Tant que le soleil frappe

Directed by Philippe Petit
France 2022
Runtime 85'

Max doesn’t dream of making green walls for five-star hotels. Tenacious landscaper, committed but cornered, he fights to create a wild garden, without fence, in the heart of downtown Marseille: a plant area open to all. After years of rejection, his project reached the final stage of an architecture competition. For Max, this is the last chance to offer oxygen to the people who are suffocating in an urban hell, under the beating sun.

Directed by
Philippe Petit

Screenplay
Philippe Petit in collaborazione con Marcia Romano, Laurette Polmanss e Mathieu Robin

Cinematography
Pierre-Hubert Martin

Editing
 Valentin Féron

Music
Andy Cartwright

Sound
Régis Boussin, Théo Serror, Grégoire Couzinier

Production design
Christophe Couzon

Costumes
Floriane Gaudin

Cast
Swann Arlaud, Sarah Adler, Grégoire Oestermann, Pascal Rénéric, Lee Fortuné-Petit, Djibril Cissé, Marc Robert, Philippe Petit

Production
Frédéric Dubreuil (Envie de Tempête Productions)

International sales
Pyramide International

Pyramide International
Alberto Alvarez Aguilera
alberto@pyramidefilms.com

Press 
Barbara Van Lombeek
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Friday 02.09
9.00am Hall Perla
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Saturday 03.09
2.00pm Hall Perla
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Sunday 04.09
7.30pm Hall Corinto
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Philippe Petit

Philippe Petit (1971) is a French writer-director and actor. Resident at the Villa Médicis in 2016, he directed short and medium-length films, selected in many festivals including Primes de Match, Digital Cut, Buffer Zone, etc. as well as documentaries like Danger Dave or more recently Grand Appartement. He has collaborated as an actor with various filmmakers, from Quentin Dupieux to Mia Hansen-Løve, or more recently Thierry de Peretti and Rabah Ameur Zaïmeche. In 2022, he finished Beating Sun, a feature-length fiction film, produced by Frédéric Dubreuil for Envie de Tempête.