Laure Portier | France, Belgium 2021 | 78 Min. | OmeU

15.05. | 9pm
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Austrian Premiere

© Laure Porter

After a difficult childhood between social housing and a foster family, Arnaud landed in juvenile detention, where his urge for freedom became so strong that even his release after serving his sentence was not enough for him: He leaves France and makes a meagre living in Spain. Unsatisfied again, he doesn’t want to stay and moves on to Peru.

For more than ten years, Arnaud’s sister, Laure Portier, accompanied him on his journey with her camera and even Arnaud picked it up several times. The result is an expressive portrait of high emotional density that unfolds between the search for identity and a place in society. 

Director: Laure Portier
Camera: Laure Portier
Editing: Xavier Sirven
Music: Martin Wheeler
Production: Gaëlle Jones


Special Juary Award – Brussels IFF
Special Mention – Zurich IFF
Agnes Award for the best first feature film – Festival En Ville
Grand Prix du Jury – Premiers Plans Angers
Best Film in Feature Doc Competition – Ismailia IFF

ACID Cannes
Brussels IFF
Zurich IFF
Festival En Ville
Author FF Serbia
Premiers Plans Angers
Punto de Vista
Ismailia Film Festival
Krakow Film Festival

Laure Portier was born in 1983 in France. After getting her degree in Literature in Toulouse and a year at ESAV, she joins INSAS in Brussels (Image section). Upon graduation, she becomes a camera assistant and works on feature films. She presents her first short film, The Dog’s eye in 2019 awarded by the Cinéma du Réel festival. Soy Libre is her first feature film.