Ashes and Blood / Cenusa si sange (2009)

Original title: Cendres et Sang
English title: Ashes and Blood
Director: Fanny Ardant
Produced by: Alfama Films, ARTE France Cinéma, Hirsch, DD Productions, Libra Film
Length: 105 min
Genre: Fiction

Synopsis:

Exiled from her country since her husband’s murder ten years earlier, Judith lives in Marseille with her three children. After having refused to see her family for years, Judith, in spite of her fears and secrets, allows herself to be influenced by her children’s wishes and accepts an invitation to their cousin’s wedding. They set off to spend a summer in the old country, discovering their roots and their past. But Judith’s return revives old hatreds between rival clans. The spiral of violence is inexorably set in motion, blood will tell…


Production status: Released
Production year: 2009

Exiled from her country after her husband’s murder ten years earlier, Judith lives in Marseille with her three children. After having refused to see her family for years, Judith, in spite of her fears and secrets, allows herself to be influenced by her children’s wishes and accepts an invitation to their cousin’s wedding. They set off to spend a summer in the old country, discovering their roots and their past. But Judith’s return revives old hatreds between rival clans…

Crew:
Director: Fanny Ardant
Scriptwriter: Fanny Ardant
Cinematography: Gérard de Battista
Editing: Célia Lafitedupont
Composer: David Moreau
Sound design: Pierre Tucat
Set design: Isabel Branco
Associate producer: Micheline Rozan
Producers: Tudor Giurgiu, Paulo Branco
Cast:
Ronit Elkabetz
Abraham Belaga
Marc Ruchmann
Claire Bouanich
Olga Tudorache
Ion Besoiu
Tudor Aaron Istodor
Răzvan Vasilescu
Andrei Finti

cendres et sang

Selected at:
Cannes IFF, France, 2009 - Out of Competition
Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2009
Taormina IFF, Italy, 2009
Cottbus Film Festival, Germany, 2009 - On the Black Sea Region