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Soy libre

Country: France
Year: 2021
Duration: 78'
Projection format: DCP
Colour: Colour
Language: French-Spanish
Direction: Laure Portier
Cinematographer: Laure Portier
Editor: Xavier Sirven
Sound: Mikaël Barre
Music: Martin Wheeler
Production: Gaëlle Jones

Selected filmography: Soy libre (2021), The Dog’s Eye (2019).

L´ACID Cannes, Brussels International Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival.

Spanish premiere


"Arnaud is my little brother.
One day I realized that he had grown up. He was born where people have no choices and he is trying to be what he should have been. Free."
Now in his adolescence, at the start of the film, Arnaud sees himself trapped in his neighbourhood of social housing, which seems to force him to resign himself to a life with no future prospects, one in which going to prison "is just another stage. I'll grow up and forget about it". But he cannot forget it: from then onwards, his goal in life is to escape from this supposed determinism and to build a different story.
Laure Portier narrates her brother's odyssey in a portrait that is in fact a double one, because it is fundamentally a film about sibling relationships, by showing their own relationship and how it affects them (bringing them together and confronting each other), because she constructs it through the game of filming themselves, seeking to create a very strong bond between them. Not only is it a film about Arnaud, but with Arnaud, and when he takes the camera in his solitary trips, Soy libre takes on a different, new flight, starting from vagrancy and taking off to a new life in which we do not know how far it will go. A direct, very lively film, with room for tenderness, violence and hope.

Miguel Zozaya

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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