“La Passante” to be Screened at the Coté Court Film Festival

La Passante, the debut short film by French director Guillaume Namur and starring PICT faculty member Yonca Talu, will be screened as part of the Official Selection at the 33rd Coté Court Film Festival, to be held in Pantin, on the outskirts of Paris, from 5 to 15 June.

The 25-minute fiction film (English title: V. in the 15th), tells the story of V., a young woman who has just moved to Paris and works at night, analyzing audio recordings from a voice assistant. V. has recently met Elias on a dating site, and as she struggles to adjust to her new life, he seems to offer her some reassurance.

The role of V. is played by PICT faculty member Yonca Talu, a filmmaker and film critic whose work with PICT includes the 18-hour course, Trauma and Horror from Alain Resnais to American Cinema, as well as interviews with filmmakers Nicolás Rincón Gille and Hector Ulloque Franco (Valley of Souls) and Paul Felten and Joe DeNardo (Slow Machine) which were included in the first and second volumes of PICT’s annual critical review, dePICTions.

Since its inception in 1992, the Coté Court Film Festival has hosted a rich program of film, video art, live events, seminars, and fairs. Apart from offering various prizes to outstanding filmmakers, Coté Court also supports the art of cinema through a number of initiatives that take place throughout the year, including artist residencies, courses and workshops, and professional gatherings between filmmakers and production companies.