JESSICA FOREVER

A film by Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel

Cast : Aomi Muyock, Lukas Ionesco, Maya Coline, Paul Hamy

2018 / drama. Fantasy / France / original title : Jessica Forever / 97’ / Color / status : completed / French / long feature-film / International catalog

Jessica is the leader of a group of lost boys with a violent past who now seek peace and harmony. She is the only one to have ever brought them love and understanding. They only wish to create a world where they can live in peace together, and forever.

By the directors of: Golden Bear, Best Short Film, Berlin 2014: AS LONG AS SHOTGUNS REMAIN and AFTER SCHOOL KNIFE FIGHT (Cannes 2017, Critics Week)

Production: Ecce Films

French distribution: Le Pacte

Press

“Phenomenally seductive.”

Film Comment

“Beautifully shot. A wild genre-bender with visual magic.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“Radical and poetic, JESSICA FOREVER confirms the outstanding talent of its directors.”

Libération

“A feminist subversion of typical savior narratives. There’s poise and flair in the film’s overall stripped-back nature, echoed in its aesthetic touches as well. A high-concept panache.”

Screen

“Long-awaited. One of the best movies of this year’s Berlinale.”

Les Inrocks

“Beautiful cinematography. A journey of both violence and beauty (…) making us contemplate the meaning of family and ultimately the importance of love.”

The Upcoming

“It’s audacity makes it a potentially cult title.”

Cineuropa

“Think the stylised pop nihilism of a director like Gregg Araki channelled through action-adventure video games and star-crossed love poems and you might have an idea of what to expect from JESSICA FOREVER.”

AnOther

“An oddly quiet strain of surrealism that takes hold of the imagery to share metaphor, give pain physical form, and unleash dark premonitions of impending carnage. These transitions from reality to hallucination are absolutely heartbreaking.”

The Film Stage