EXCESS WILL SAVE US
by Morgane Dziurla-Petit
A young film director, returns to her family village after a terrorist alert was triggered. As she films her family members in their power dynamics, she comes to understand that they are more connected to this event than she originally thought. Through the making of a short documentary, she becomes closer to her dad Patrick, 62, and her cousin Faustine, 17, who share the same dream: leaving the village.
Written and directed by Morgane Dziurla-Petit
Produced by Fredrik Lange – Vilda Bomben
In coproduction with Peter Possne – Film i Väst
Cinematography by Filip Lyman, FSF
Edited by Patrik Forsell
Sound designer: Gustaf Berger
In collaboration with SVT
With the support of the Swedish Film Institute within the framework of Moving Sweden
DIRECTOR - MORGANE DZIURLA-PETIT
Morgane Dziurla-Petit (1996, France) is a filmmaker based in Sweden. She graduated in Cinema at the New Sorbonne University in Paris and Film Production in Cannes. She gained professional experience working at the Cannes Film Festival and Roy Andersson Filmproduktion in Sweden, where she moved in 2017. Her films are on the borderline between documentary and fiction. Her first short film The Day (2018) was selected by the 41st Göteborg International Film Festival. Excess Will Save Us (2019) was awarded Best Short Film at Tempo Documentary Film Festival (Sweden) and Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France). Grab Them (2020) was nominated for Best Swedish short at Göteborg Film Festival 2020. Excess Will Save Us (2022) marks her feature film debut.
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"Playful and poignant docu-fiction hybrid... full of dry observational humour and tragicomic melancholy"
- Stephen Dalton, The Film Verdict
- Neil Young, Screen Daily