This week our two actors, the director and part of our team, visited the rainy, but picturesque Spanish town of Gijón, to present “La Vie Nous Appartient” to an attentive festival audience. This was the first screening of our film, so we were naturally very nervous about how it would be received. Here is the link to the press conference at Gijón, held to announce the World Première that night: LVNA press conference
To our amazement, the response both of the adult, as well as the young audience, was astounding! Both large venues were packed, with reactions during and after the film exceeding all our expectations. We were especially humbled by the large teen audience at the impressive Teatro de la Laboral, which grilled us with great questions at the 2! hour Q & A session after the film.
The première at Gijón was also the first time that our protagonists Alix and Florent saw the film in its entirety, and it was especially important to us that we create something that they can be proud of, deserving of the great talents that they are. So our immense indebtedness goes to them, as well as the entire crew, and our public and private supporters, for making this film possible.
While another great French film, “La Cité Rose”, won the “Enfant Terribles” section that we competed in – congratulations! – we are grateful to the Gijón International Film Festival for providing us this opportunity to present our film in such a rewarding and welcoming environment, alongside such a great selection of films. Thank you for the memorable experience!