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The Rapture

Le Ravissement

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North American Premiere

Lydia, a young Parisian midwife, sees happiness in the lives of others and disappointment in her own. She tries to find fulfillment in her solitude, by walking through the city streets at night, going to the movies alone, and riding the bus around the city. A one-night-stand with a friendly bus driver briefly gives her hope. But after he cuts her off, she initiates a desperate lie and things spiral out of control…Written and directed by Iris Kaltenbäck, The Rapture is an evocative, enigmatic psychological thriller centered on a brilliantly nuanced performance from César-winning actress and director Hafsia Herzi.


SACD Award, Critics Week, Cannes 2023.


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Hafsia Herzi, Alexis Manenti, Nina Meurisse, Younès Boucif

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In French with English subtitles

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97 min
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Alice Bloch-Robin, Thierry de Clermont Tonnerre


Iris Kaltenback


Marine Atlan


Pierre Deschamps; Suzana Pedro

Production Design

Anna Le Mouel

Original Music

Alexandre de La Baume


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Iris Kaltenbäck

Iris Kaltenbäck grew up in France, with a French mother, an Austrian father and an American stepbrother. After studying law and philosophy, she joined the Fémis school in Paris, specifically the screenwriting department. In 2013, she worked as assistant to stage director Declan Donnellan at the Théâtre des Gémeaux in Paris. In 2015, she directed her first short film, A Visit From the Stork, which received an award at the Brussels International Film Festival. She received the Sopadin Junior Award for her screenplay entitled Still Shot. The Rapture is her first feature film.

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