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Family Secrets

Paul is a young caribbean man living in London. While being a brilliant financial executive in the City, he self-destructs himself though by rejecting his roots, his family and trampling his wife and daughter. All suspects that a terrible family drama caused his change of behavior. However, only Paul can break out from his silence by facing his past and its hidden secrets …

  • Julien Dalle
    Les Konxs, Retour au Pays
  • Julien Dalle
    Les Konxs, Retour au Pays
  • Jean-François Fidelin
    Les Konxs, Retour au Pays
  • Cedric IDO
    Key Cast
  • Firmine RICHARD
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Secrets de Famille
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    60 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 5, 2019
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    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Julien Dalle

Born on August 8th, 1979 in Guadeloupe

Julien DALLE is Eye and Eye Productions Managing Director since 2013, a private limited company supplying marketing, communication and audio-video services.

Filmography – Scriptwriter & Director:
LES KONKS (2007) – Trailer (French).
RETOUR AU PAYS (2009) – Trailer (French).
SECRETS DE FAMILLE (2019) – Audience theaters feedback (French).

Julien Dalle is today recognized as an essential representative of the new generation of Caribbean directors.

His first two feature films have been screened multiple times in the Caribbean. « Retour au pays », with Firmine Richard, was screened 250 times in Guadeloupe, which represents a record for a Caribbean film.

His last feature-length film, “Family Secrets” considered according to his terms as an “experimentation project”, has demonstrated that, with 18’000 cinema tickets sold in Guadeloupe and in Martinique, and after being nominated and awarded in several festivals in the world, a financially profitable model does exist for low budget local productions.

His writing focus is around contemporary Creole journey where he mixes Caribbean characters and universal narrative themes. Thus, his films have both the authenticity of Caribbean characters, while allowing other viewers around the world to also identify themselves.

For instance, "Retour au Pays" was distributed throughout French-speaking Africa where it met with great success.

Its leitmotif is to show images of the rest of the world to the Caribbean and to show images of the Caribbean to the rest of the world. In that respect, “Family Secrets” was filmed in London where 30 technicians and actors came mainly from Guadeloupe for the shooting.

Since 2013, after having lived and shot in London, Paris and Barcelona, he went back to in his native Guadeloupe, where in parallel with his audiovisual company Eye and Eye Productions, where he directs TV commercials, documentaries and institutional films, he also works actively to promote West Indian cinema to a large audience with the help of its association ALMA (Association du Long-Metrage Antillo-guyanais).

To date, his three feature-length films have all their French exploitation visa. As an SACD member (French company of dramatic authors and composers) with screenplays for other feature films already registered, Julien Dalle will continue to develop new feature films in the years to come.

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