Soleil battant

France 2017
In French and Portuguese with English subtitles
95 min
For audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Clara Laperrousaz & Laura Laperrousaz
Screenplay: Clara Laperrousaz, Laura Laperrousaz
Cast: Ana Girardot, Clément Roussier, Océane Le Caoussin, Margaux Le Caoussin
Production: Paulo Branco / Alfama Films
Print Source: Alfama Films

The young parents Iris and Gabriel return to the family home in Portugal with their adorable twin daughters Emma and Zoe. Once they spent all their happy sultry summers here. Now the house has been empty for years. The twins wake up in their parents’ bed, eat on the terrace hiding from the already hot sun, wander in the fields and on the riverbanks. At the same time Iris and Gabriel are faced with something that both of them have buried deep into their souls and they have to find a way to accept the past and the future.

The debut movie Sunbeat by sisters Clara and Laura Laperrousaz takes the viewer to the hot midsummery Portugal and its scorched hills where under the deceptively calm surface there bubble the past events.

Dagmar Raudam, PÖFF