Lise Akoka & Romane Gueret

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A film shooting will take place at the cité Picasso, in the suburbs of Boulogne-Sur-Mer, in the north of France. During the casting, four teenagers, Lily, Ryan, Maylis and Jessy are chosen to play in the film. Everyone in the neighborhood is surprised: why (...)


Romane Gueret, after studying cinema at the Sorbonne, took her first steps towards directing, as an assistant director, casting assistant or cameraman. Lise Akoka completed a university course in Psychology and a professional training in acting (Les Ateliers du Sud and the Studio-théâtre d'Asnières). She then discovers, in casting and coaching children for the cinema, a way of bringing together her two interests. In 2014, Romane and Lise met during the casting of a feature film, for which they auditioned more than 4000 young non-professional actors for several months. In 2015, they co-directed the short film Chasse Royale, awarded in several festivals and which won the Illy Prize at Cannes Directors ‘Fortnight in 2016. The film was nominated a year later at the César for Best Short film. In 2018, they co-directed the documentary Allez garçon! for the Hobbies collection, which was broadcast in 2019 on Canal+. In 2020, their web series Tu préfères, 10 episodes of 7 minutes, is broadcast on Arte and then selected at the Sundance Festival. In summer of 2021, they made their first feature film, The worst ones, shot in Boulogne-sur-Mer and selected at Un Certain Regard at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

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