Heart of Stone

World premiere

Heart of Stone

Coeur de Pierre

Claire Billet, Olivier Jobard
France | 2019 | 89 min.

Language: Dari, French
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When he was 12, Ghorban arrived in France from Afghanistan after an arduous 12,000 km journey, but for years his new life was not the one he dreamed of as a child.

The film tracks Ghorban for 8 years as the young refugee becomes first a teenager and then a mature young man. Before being taken in by a youth center, he slept on the streets, pinning his hopes on one day being able to attend school again. But after his traumatic experiences in Afghanistan he finds that even in France things are not easy. Moments of despair resulting from oppressive boredom and feelings of emptiness stemming from exploitation alternate with the first glimmers of a promise of a better future and first success. Ghorban’s story, framed by sessions with a psychologist, is a strong testimony of one human’s fate.

Director

Olivier Jobard

Festival guest on days
Mar 11 - Mar 13, 2019

Filmography
2018 - Heart Of Stone
2013 - Mister & Missis Zhang

Claire Billet

Festival guest on days
Mar 11 - Mar 13, 2019

Filmography
2018 - Coeur de pierre
2018 - Enter the shadow
2018 - Enfant de l’exil
2017 - Tu seras suédoise, ma fille
2017 - Mémoire d’exil
2017 - The dark side of France
2016 - Turquie, le prix des réfugiés
2016 - Le métronome fou de la migration
2016 - Comme une pluie de parfum
2015 - @JusticeforFarkhonda
2015 - Haya, rebelle de Raqqa
2014 - Le dernier Calife d’Afghanistan
2009 - Survivre au milieu du conflit
2008 - Au combat côté Taleban
2007 - Sur les terres des Taleban
2007 - Femmes de Kandahar
2005 - Le Jardin des Femmes

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