Ghost Song

by Nicolas Peduzzi

France
2021
76 min
OV English - with french subtitles
Feature film
Documentary
Color
DCP

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Out of Competition 2021

Official synopsis

Houston, Texas. A hurricane is coming, ready to devour people and dreams alike. Alex, a rapper and ex-gang leader, walks along the walls to avoid retaliation and to peacefully bury her best friend. Will and Nate, wandering souls of wealthy neighborhoods, struggle with their addictions and family demons. From this moist hell their symphony bursts out.

The programmer’s eye

It feels like the end of the world is about to come in “Ghost Song”. Houston seems to be the scene of a Greek tragedy, crushed by its ghettos, ghosts and beliefs. Violence is found on every street corner, at the exit of gas stations, in the lyrics of a rap song or in the excessive assertion of an American identity. It’s also in the hurricane everyone is expecting: on TV and in the sky that is pierced with lightning. Yet, as in any apocalypse, light eventually emerges, that of redemption and forgiveness.

— Aurélie Oria-Badoc

Biography and Filmography

Born in Paris in 1982, Nicolas Peduzzi is a French actor and director. He studied theater and cinema in New York, which led him to the stages of an “off Broadway” play directed by Susan Batson and which he co-wrote. He then directed several short films and videos. Upon his return to Paris, Nicolas worked for Luc Bondy with an appearance in “Les Fausses confidences” or a role in “Ivanov” at the Théâtre de l’Odéon. He directed his first feature-length documentary, “Southern Belle”, which already focused on Texan protagonists. Released in 2018, the film won the FID Marseille Grand Prix and then entered the Best of Doc selection of the Documentary Month 2019.

2021 : GHOST SONG - Nicolas Peduzzi - Director and screenwriter
2018 : SOUTHERN BELLE - Nicolas Peduzzi - Director and screenwriter
2017 : MIKADO (Short) - Nicolas Peduzzi - Director and screenwriter
2015 : DEATH ON THE BASKETBALL (Short) - Nicolas Peduzzi - Director and screenwriter

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Born in Paris in 1982, Nicolas Peduzzi is a French actor and director. He studied theater and cinema in New York, which led him to the stages of an “off Broadway” play directed by Susan Batson and which he co-wrote. He then directed several short films and videos. Upon his return to Paris, Nicolas worked for Luc Bondy with an appearance in “Les Fausses confidences” or a role in “Ivanov” at the Théâtre de l’Odéon. He directed his first feature-length documentary, “Southern Belle”, which already focused on Texan protagonists. Released in 2018, the film won the FID Marseille Grand Prix and then entered the Best of Doc selection of the Documentary Month 2019.

2021 : GHOST SONG - Nicolas Peduzzi - Director and screenwriter
2018 : SOUTHERN BELLE - Nicolas Peduzzi - Director and screenwriter
2017 : MIKADO (Short) - Nicolas Peduzzi - Director and screenwriter
2015 : DEATH ON THE BASKETBALL (Short) - Nicolas Peduzzi - Director and screenwriter