Matthieu Rozé
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Original title : AZURO
Based on Marguerite Duras' novel : The Little Horses of Tarquinia
Comedy-drama | 2021 | 104'
Director: Matthieu Rozé
Countries of production : France
Cast: Valérie Donzelli, Yannick Choirat, Nuno Lopes, Maya Sansa, Thomas Scimeca, Florence Loiret-Caille
2:39 - color - French - 2K

It’s summer, the heat is overwhelming and the weather is out of whack. A group of friends are enjoying their yearly holiday in their favorite little village, wedged between the sea and the mountains. As usual,
they are bored and eat, drink a lot. They do not pay attention to the fire which progresses on the mountain nearby, nor to the world around them. But this year, a mysterious man arrives from the sea on a golden boat and shakes up their seemingly balanced existence…

Other credits
  • Production: Tabo Tabo Films – Comic Strip Production
  • Coproduction: Paname, Lamarr, Cité Films, Noodles, Orson Films, Musinvest
  • Script writers: Matthieu Rozé
  • Photo: George Lechaptois
  • Music: Kid Francescoli
  • Press review

    A splendid, insular heat-wave. Elle (Françoise Delbecq)
    Mathieu Rozé’s adaptation of Marguerite Duras is a delicious escapade, an intense and total
    physical experience, a bewitching sensorial journey… A film of “sensations”, a cocktail of
    emotions, masterfully orchestrated – from the music composed by Kid Francescoli to each
    word pronounced in absolute fidelity to the (Duras) text… Le Journal des Femmes (Justine
    Freely adapting The Little Horses of Tarquinia, by Marguerite Duras, Mathieu Rozé
    underlines her wit while offering a tailor-made partition for his excellent actors.
    L’ Humanité (Sophie Joubert)
    A very rich sensitive film – unfriendly but uniquely charming. Les Fiches du Cinéma (Joseph
    A revisit of Duras version 2022, with a five-star cast, for a sunny, subtle and erogenous
    happy surprise. Bande à Part
    Often funny and deeper than it seems, this debut film about friendship and (extra)marital
    relationships captivates with its polished aesthetics and charming actors. Le Journal du
    Dimanche (Baptiste Thion)
    A solar and sensual comedy with chiseled writing and casting. Voici
    A beautiful portrait of a woman fighting against her desires, brilliantly interpreted by Valérie
    Donzelli. Paris Match (Yannick Veli)
    With his début choral debut film, based on Marguerite Duras, Mathieu Rozé pulls it off with
    honors by letting his well-tuned troupe of actors seize the Durassian indolence… Télérama
    (Jérémie Couston)
    The compelling adaptation of a Marguerite Duras novel that captivates with its sultry
    atmosphere and joyful cast of actors. La Croix (Céline Rouden).
    Desire, that delicious but perilous horizon may blaze like a ruddy fire in the night, it is merely
    a test of fidelity. And from under the pop decor of this beautiful incandescent film, emerges
    a lesson of love. Sud Ouest (Sophie Avon)
    A luminous bubble-film… with a lasting imprint… Les Inrockuptibles (Marilou Duponchel)