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

“Dystopian drama from France stands out from the crowd. A high-concept panache. With the charismatic Jessica offering a ray of hope for the wayward souls in her care, the film presents a feminist subversion of typical savior narratives. Jessica Forever possesses an otherworldly look and feel […] that helps it stand out in the heavily populated dystopian realm. There’s poise and flair in the film’s overall stripped-back nature, echoed in its aesthetic touches as well.”

Screen

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

The Hollywood Reporter

“A stylistically measured pace. A clinical look at the characters within. 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

“Its audacity makes it a potentially cult title, which for a first feature, is already somewhat of a success.”

Cineuropa