To Life (film)

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To Life
A la vie.jpg
Theatrical release poster
French À la vie
Directed byJean-Jacques Zilbermann
Written byDanièle D'Antoni
Jean-Jacques Zilbermann
Odile Barski (collaboration)
Produced byDenis Carot
Marie Masmonteil
Starring Julie Depardieu
Johanna ter Steege
Suzanne Clément
Cinematography Rémy Chevrin
Edited byJoële van Effenterre
Music byEric Slabiak
Elzévir Films
France 3 Cinéma
Distributed byLe Pacte
Release dates
  • 11 August 2014 (2014-08-11)(Locarno)
  • 26 November 2014 (2014-11-26)(France)
Running time
104 minutes
Box office$375,520 [1]

To Life (original title: À la vie) is a 2014 French drama film directed and co-written by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann. The film was presented in the Piazza Grande section at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival. The film stars Julie Depardieu, Johanna ter Steege and Suzanne Clément. [2]



The film was inspired by the story of Irene Zilbermann, the director's mother, a Holocaust survivor, although the names are changed and particulars fictionalized. [3]

Three women who met in Auschwitz reconnect 15 years later during a seaside holiday in Berck-Plage.



AwardCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
Lumières Award Best Cinematography Rémy Chevrin Won

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  2. Boyd van Hoeij (20 August 2014). "'To Life' ('A la vie'): Locarno Review". The Hollywood Reporter .
  3. Peter Debruge (19 August 2014). "Film Review: 'To Life'". Variety. Retrieved 21 November 2016.