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International Feature Competition

Excess Will Save Us Morgane Dziurla-Petit

Following the success of her 2019 short film of the same name, Morgane Dziurla-Petit revisits the eccentric world of her family and small hometown in northern France in Excess Will Save Us. This brilliant work is centered around a tragi-comic incident, in which a frightened resident alerts the authorities to a suspected terrorist threat—which turns out to be an unfortunate misunderstanding generated by the witnessing of a discussion between migrant workers. The filmmaker brings real people and fictional characters together in a playful and often hilarious environment, while also calling out the absurdity of xenophobia, the paranoia sown by the media, and the conservative villagers’ rejection of anything outside the norm.
— Editorial Team

Morgane Dziurla-Petit will also be a part of the Roundtable : Beyond Borders on sunday november 20th in the Normand-McLaren room of the Cinémathèque québécoise.

competition : International Feature Competition

Excess Will Save Us

  • Country : Sweden
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : French
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 100 MIN
  • Cinematography : Filip Lyman
  • Editing : Patrik Forsell
  • Editing : Carl Javér
  • Production : Fredrik Lange
  • Production : Peter Possne
  • Sound Design : Gustaf Berger
Filmography of Morgane Dziurla-Petit :

Le jour (2018)
Excess Will Save Us (2019)
Grab Them (2022)

The film’s journey :

International Film Festival Rotterdam | World Premiere, Tiger Competition Special Jury Award

Göteborg Film Festival | In Competition for Best Nordic Film

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