Fortuna

Fortuna

film-roll Belgium, Switzerland / Black&White / 106' / 2018

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.

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Germinal Roaux

Born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1975, this self-taught photographer and filmmaker works exclusively in black-and-white. Since 1996, he has been contributing to various magazines as a photo journalist. His debut feature Left Foot Right Foot won numerous prizes including the Swiss Film Award in three categories.

Director
Germinal Roaux
Screenplay
Germinal Roaux
Cinematography
Colin Lévêque
Editing
Sophie Vercruysse
Jacques Comets
Sound Design
Emmanuel Soland
Film Cast
Kidist Siyum Beza
Bruno Ganz
Patrick d’Assumçao
Assefa Zerihun Gudeta
Yoann Blanc
Producer
Ruth Waldburger
Filmography
Left Foot Right Foot (2013)
Icebergs (2007)
Des tas des choses (2004)
Feature Fiction FilmIn Competition