Festival And Awards
Berlin International Film Festival, 2021- Winner, Encounters Award; Lumiere Awards 2023 - Winner, Best Documentary; BFI London Film Festival 2021; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021; IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival 2021; Cinéma du Réel 2021; Taipei Film Festival 2021, Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2021
The RER B is an urban train that traverses Paris and its environs from north to south. A moving testament to the importance of filming as a process of bearing witness and remembering, We is subtle and shrewd in a world which favours shortcuts and easy answers. Justifiably adopting the fragmented structure of a patchwork portrait in order to describe a riven society, Diop displays impressive control of her essay and its impact. In the film’s first few minutes, a deer is observed, through binoculars. Isolation, discrimination and nostalgia for hierarchies, inherited from a monarchical past… Divisions haunt France’s present. But the human urge to give as well as to receive stubbornly creeps into every situation,observed or triggered. Could this be the one thing that still keeps a nation together?
Marcel Balnoas, Ethan Balnoas, Florence Roche, Ismael Soumaïla Sissoko, Bamba Sibi, Ndeye Sighane Diop
Clement Alline, Sarah Blum, Sylvain Verdet
Romain Anklewicz (foley artist), Grégoire Chauvot (assistant sound editor), Mathieu Farnarier (sound engineer / supervising sound editor), François Meynot (sound recordist), Nathalie Vidal (sound mixer)