LES INTERDITS / THE FORBIDDENby Anne Weil & Philippe Kotlarski (100′)
1979. Carole and Jerome are 20 and go on a tour of Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. They are friends who pretend to be engaged. During the day, they visit monuments and museums as tourists. In the evening, they part ways as they clandestinely meet up with refuseniks, Jews harassed by the Soviet regime for trying to leave the country. They discover an unknown world, brutal and absurd. If Carole is driven by commitment and the willingness to take risks, for Jerome, the real motivation of this trip is to be with Carole.