Soy Libre

by Laure Portier

France, Belgium
2021
78 min
OV French, Spanish - with French subtitles
Feature film
Documentary
Color
DCP

Laure Portier will be attending

Out of Competition 2021

Official synopsis

Arnaud is my little brother. One day I realized that he had grown up. He was born where people have no choices and he is trying to be what he should have been. Free.

The programmer’s eye

“Soy Libre” is first and foremost characterised by the attentive gaze of a sister on her brother, whose face is telling of the contained violence linked to a difficult teenagehood. Refusing to be stuck in some kind of determination, that very brother who is filmed becomes the one who films: by documenting his escape to Spain, he takes part in the filmmaking as well as in the conduct of his life. The film’s tour de force is to go beyond the intimate narrative to witness an explosive political situation, bringing into question the loneliness of a meal and the world’s violence. “Soy libre”, in the language that this character chose for himself, means “I am free”.

— Natacha Seweryn

Biography and Filmography

Laure Portier was born in 1983 in Deux-Sèvres. After a Bachelor's Degree in French in Toulouse and a year at ESAV, she joined INSAS in Brussels in the Image section. After graduating, she became a camera assistant and worked on fictional feature films. In 2019, her first short film, “Dans l'œil du chien”, won the Short Film Prize at the Cinéma du Réel festival. “Soy Libre” is his first feature film.

2021 - SOY LIBRE - Laure Portier - Director and screenwriter
2019 - DANS L’OEIL DU CHIEN (CM) - Laure Portier - Director and screenwriter

Laure Portier

Arnaud Gomez, Jacqueline Puygrenier

Perspective Films, Need Productions

Les Alchimistes Films

Filmotor

de Laure Portier

Laure Portier was born in 1983 in Deux-Sèvres. After a Bachelor's Degree in French in Toulouse and a year at ESAV, she joined INSAS in Brussels in the Image section. After graduating, she became a camera assistant and worked on fictional feature films. In 2019, her first short film, “Dans l'œil du chien”, won the Short Film Prize at the Cinéma du Réel festival. “Soy Libre” is his first feature film.

2021 - SOY LIBRE - Laure Portier - Director and screenwriter
2019 - DANS L’OEIL DU CHIEN (CM) - Laure Portier - Director and screenwriter