International documentary film festival
April 14 - 21, 2024
Kaptol Boutique Cinema, Zagreb

April in France

David Boaretto

April in France

April in France is a documentary about April, a 5-year-old English girl, who is unhappy with her family’s relocation to France. After initial time in Paris, spent in the lockdown, she moves to a small medieval village in southwest France where her great-grandfather used to live. Visiting the local cemetery, she thinks people there are just asleep. She talks to her great-grandfather and strongly believes that he might eventually come back to be with her. She will make several wishes for this purpose, in church and in the Pyrenees mountains, waiting for a falling star, as she has seen in Pinocchio. While waiting for him she meets his former friends. With them she will open up to the world, discover her inner self and in turn change the world of the adults around her forever. 

France 2023, '77

DIRECTOR: David Boaretto

CAMERA: David Boaretto 

MONTAGE: David Boaretto 

MUSIC: Sacha Lounis, Abelia Nordmann 

PRODUCERS: David Boaretto 

PRODUCTION: Radical Films


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David Boaretto

David Boaretto

French and Swiss, David Boaretto graduated from Law School and ESSEC Business School in Paris before working in investment banking. After a few years, he left that career to pursue his passion for cinema and worked in a number of capacities, mainly in development, business affairs and production, at companies such as Vertigo Films, Ruby Films and Revolution Films. He also worked independently as an executive in charge of production on The Salvation (starring Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green, Cannes Film Festival Out of Competition). In 2020, David founded Radical Films in Paris. April in France is his first film as a director. 


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