201 DAYS

Paris, February 2021. Five activists converge on a single location, thwarting the rules of the COVID19 pandemic - To what end?

  • Anne ZINN-JUSTIN
    Director
    Blood sisters; Lonely; Midwater; The future, today
  • Anne ZINN-JUSTIN
    Writer
    Blood sisters; Lonely; Midwater; The future, today
  • Cecile DUBOST
    Writer
  • Anne ZINN-JUSTIN
    Producer
    Midwater
  • Sidi CAMARA
    Key Cast
  • Fillie CORBALAN
    Key Cast
  • DJURIC Miodrag
    Key Cast
  • Elisa LIBRI
    Key Cast
  • Caroline ROCHEFORT
    Key Cast
  • Michele SIGAL
    Key Cast
  • Guillaume VANHILLE
    Key Cast
  • Michele GURRIERI
    Photography
  • SHEIKH Sreesti
    Sound
  • GUERIN Lucas
    Sound
  • TIMSIT Felix
    Sound
  • Laetitia PANSANEL-GARRIC
    Original Music
  • Anne ZINN-JUSTIN
    Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    201 JOURS
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 2, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    French
  • Shooting Format:
    4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • La Mida No Importa
    Barcelone
    Spain
    January 20, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    Official Selection
  • Lisbon Film Rendez-Vous
    Lisbonne
    Portugal
    Semi-finalist
  • Rieti&Sabina Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    official selection
  • Lift Off Global Network
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 6, 2021
    official selection
  • BIPOC Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    December 18, 2021
    North America Premiere
    official selection
  • The Standalone Film Fest&Award
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 8, 2022
    official selection
  • DGIFF
    Annaba
    Algeria
    December 10, 2021
    official selection
  • Madrid Indie Film Festival
    Madrid
    Spain
    December 2, 2022
    official selection
  • Metropolis Film Festival
    Milan
    Italy
    January 7, 2022
    official selection
  • International Women Filmmakers Festival
    Izmir
    Turkey
    February 28, 2022
    Finalist
  • Rome Outcast Independent Film Award
    Rome
    Italy
    March 4, 2022
    Best original score
  • Barcelona Indie Filmmakers Festival
    Barcelone
    Spain
    July 22, 2022
    official selection
  • València Indie Film Festival
    València
    Spain
    February 18, 2022
    Best Super Short Film
  • La nuit du court-métrage
    Avon
    France
    February 18, 2022
    official selection
  • Boden International Film Festival
    Boden
    Sweden
    official selection
  • Indep En Tarn
    Couffouleux
    France
    March 18, 2022
    Best original score
  • 8 & HalFilm Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    March 11, 2022
    Best Super Short Film
  • Couch Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    December 29, 2021
    Semi-finalist
  • Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    June 28, 2021
    Semi-finalist
  • Moinho Film Festival
    Porto
    Portugal
    April 2, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Sweet Democracy Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    March 11, 2022
    Best Super Short Film
  • Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards
    Rome
    Italy
    March 11, 2022
    Official Selection
  • London Movie Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 20, 2022
    Official Selection
  • New-York Movie Awards
    New-York
    United States
    March 27, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Vesuvius International Film Festival

    Italy
    March 31, 2022
    Official Selection
  • NJ International Short film Festival
    Newark
    United States
    April 29, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Florence Film Awards
    Florence
    Italy
    April 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Milan Gold Awards
    Milan
    Italy
    June 10, 2022
    Gold Award - Best Original Score
  • Upstate New-York Film Festival
    Williamsville
    United States
    June 3, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Stanley Film Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    May 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalu
    Palerme
    Italy
    August 1, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • Black Hat Film Festival

    Hungary
    May 3, 2022
    Best Thriller
  • Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival
    Montreal
    Canada
    May 31, 2022
    Semi-finalist
  • Voir un petit court
    Nuits-Saint-Georges
    France
    May 21, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Festival du Court-Métrage de Maisons-Laffitte et Marly-le-Roi
    Maisons-Laffitte
    France
    June 10, 2022
    Official selection
  • Ceylon International Film Festival
    Santa Barbara
    United States
    June 11, 2022
    Honorable Mention
  • RTF Realtime International Film Festival
    Lagos
    Nigeria
    August 19, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Terre da Film
    Canelli
    Italy
    July 22, 2022
    Finalist
  • GALAPAN Film Festival
    Santiago de la Espada
    Spain
    July 26, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Lisboa Indie Film Festival
    Lisboa
    Portugal
    June 25, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Cannes Film Awards
    Cannes
    France
    July 9, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Top Film Awards

    United States
    June 21, 2022
    Best Director
  • Cannes Shorts
    Cannes
    France
    July 4, 2022
    Nominee Best Thriller
  • Filmfest Weiterstadt
    Weiterstadt
    Germany
    August 14, 2022
    German Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Alta Marea Festival
    Termoli
    Italy
    August 18, 2022
    Finalist
  • London Rolling Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Toronto Multicultural Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    July 18, 2022
    Official Selection
  • French Duck Film Festival
    Paris
    France
    September 16, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Kansas City Underground Film Festival
    Kansas City
    United States
    September 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Cult Movies International Film Festival

    United States
    September 30, 2022
    Finalist
  • Muciara Short Film Festival
    Trapani
    Italy
    September 8, 2022
    Finalist
  • International World Film Awards
    New-York
    United States
    April 1, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Gold Coast International Film Festival
    New-York
    United States
    October 10, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 10, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Lily Indie Film Fest
    Odessa
    Ukraine
    September 5, 2022
    Best Short Crime/Thriller
  • Barcelona Indie Awards
    Barcelona
    Spain
    September 30, 2022
    Best Indie Super Short Film
  • Make Art Not Fear
    Porto
    Portugal
    October 1, 2022
    Award Winner - Best Fearless Short Film
  • Florence International Film Festival
    Florence
    Italy
    November 20, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Himachal Short Film Festival
    Himachal
    India
    December 3, 2022
    Asian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Ealing Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 26, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Magic Silver Screen Film Festival
    New-York
    United States
    October 31, 2022
    Best Female Director
  • Seattle Independent Film Festival
    Seattle
    United States
    October 31, 2022
    Best Short Thriller
  • Bestlov Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 2, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Cine Circle Filmmaking Festical
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 23, 2022
    Official Selection
  • International Gold Awards
    New-York
    United States
    December 5, 2022
    Official Selection
  • La Mirada Tabú
    Zaragoza
    Spain
    December 13, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Newham Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 18, 2022
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Wombat Films
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Anne ZINN-JUSTIN

A former researcher in human genetics, Anne Zinn-Justin has written and directed several short films that have been shown in international festivals and on television. She wrote and directed theater plays (www.annezinnjustin.fr). Today, she is developing a feature film, Until the flood (whose script was selected in residencies, for the French "Coup de coeurs", by the Atmospheres Festival...), and a series, SIG. She is also a writing consultant and she films theater performances.

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Director Statement

A film of revolt, 201 DAYS is built with the codes of a thriller: a kaleidoscope of worried characters who watch their backs and hide from the police, and who can easily be mistaken for terrorists, or at least activists, followed by a camera that seems to be spying on them, policemen on their tail...
The very last sequences lead to a re-reading of the whole film. Against all expectations, the objective of the characters is neither dangerous nor destructive. They are not terrorists, just resistance fighters, who have decided to defy the prohibitions to see a film. Because the place where they all converge is a movie theater, this cultural place that has been forbidden for 201 days for sanitary reasons, while people were crammed in the temples of consumption. They go there in the respect of the sanitary rules : masked, and respecting the distances between spectators. And the policemen whom we believe to be trying to arrest them join them there.
These heterogeneous characters, young and not so young, men and women of various backgrounds, share the same passion for cinema. They have chosen to come together to see a film, in the setting for which it was conceived, a collective place equipped with a large screen, and not alone at home in front of their thirteen-inch laptop.
There is no evidence that theaters play a role in the spread of COVID, when sanitary rules are respected. Other European countries such as Spain, Hungary, Croatia or Luxembourg have chosen to keep them open. But in France, culture has been considered as non-essential. This is a political choice, which we have chosen to denounce with this political film.