Two features films developed at Groupe Ouest in the Generation section!

The Berlinale will be held from the 20th of February to the 1st of March 2020. Two features films developed at Groupe Ouest are part of the selection, in the Generation section. After a World Premiere at Sundance in January 2020 (Utah, United States of America), winning a Grand Prize and Directing Award, “Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness” and “Cuties” will have their European premiere at Berlinale!

“Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness” by Massoud Bakhshi, was developed within the framework of Le Groupe Ouest 2015 Annual Selection and is supported by the Breizh Film Fund, the endowment fund created by Le Groupe Ouest. The film will be released on the 6th of May 2020.
Production: JBA Production. Coproduction : Niko Film, Close Up Films, AMOUR FOU Luxembourg, Schortcut Films, Tita B and Ali Mosaffa Productions.

“Cuties” by Maïmouna Doucouré, was developed within the framework of the workshop Scénario : puissance & âme of Groupe Ouest Développement in 2016. The film will be released on the 1st of April 2020.
Production: Zangro (Bien ou Bien productions).


As a bonus, the films of Halima Ouardiri, Atiq Rahimi and Zoé Wittock will also be at the Berlinale!

Clebs” by Halima Ouardiri (documentary short-film) — Section Generation 14plus.
Halima was part of Le Groupe Ouest 2017 Annual Selection for the writing her feature film “ The Camel Driving School”.

Our Lady of the Nile” by Atiq Rahimi (fiction feature film) — Section Generation 14plus.
Atiq is one of our long-time and faithful script-consultant at Groupe Ouest.

Jumbo” by Zoé Wittock (fiction feature film) — Section Generation Kplus.
Zoé was part of the Boost Camp en 2017 to delevop her next long feature film