During the 57th edition of La Semaine de la Critique, SHÉHÉRAZADE enthralled both the audience and the press. This success shone through once again upon its release in France when the box-office totaled more than 50,000 entries during its first week on the screens, and more than 100,000 entries as of this week (Ad Vitam distribution). Since Cannes, Jean-Bernard Marlin’s first feature film won the Jean Vigo Award, the Grand Prix at the Angoulême Film Festival (as well as the award for its soundtrack and the Prix des Lycéens awarded by a jury of high-school students).
In SHÉHÉRAZADE, Zachary has just got out of jail. Rejected by his mother, he hangs out in the poor districts of Marseille where he meets Shéhérazade. "It's a bleak picture of young lives, but Marlin and Paillé inject the saving grace of love and trust, which allows Zach and Shéhérazade to overcome their deficient upbringings and imagine a happier tomorrow."
(The Hollywood Reporter)
Born on November 18th,1979 in Chambéry (France)
SHÉHÉRAZADE, shown in special screenings at the 57th Semaine de la Critique, is the his first feature film.