THE INVITATION| VOSTA
Director Fabrizio Maltese
Producer Joli Rideau Media, Red Lion Sarl
Screenwriter Fabrizio Maltese
Two filmmakers, Mauritanian Abderrahmane Sissako (César for best director for Timbuktu) and Luxembourgian Pol Cruchten, plan to make a film together. The shooting is about to start when circumstances change... Pol's untimely death leaves a big gap - and to a promise to keep. Photographer and director Fabrizio Maltese, initially intended to create the images for this project, takes him under his wing. His challenge will be to give his vision and his humanity, inspired by the spirit evoked by the two artists, to preserve a friendship too soon interrupted by discovering a huge and little-known country, Mauritania.
"When you are looking for someone, the search for the other is always a search for oneself, always." With poetry, Maltese undertakes a fascinating journey into the soul, made of presences and absences, which invites the viewer to do the same.
FABRIZIO MALTESE | RÉALISATEUR