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36 Ratings

Sophia Antipolis

Directed by Virgil Vernier
France, 2018


Sophia Antipolis: a technopole on the French Riviera, a place where dreams should come true. But fear and despair lurk beneath the surface. Under a deceitful sun, five lives map out the haunting story of a young woman: Sophia.

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Sophia Antipolis Directed by Virgil Vernier

Critics reviews

Vernier exhibits a rare knack for evoking the ennui of modern life and the ghosts that haunt the margins of even the most unassuming environments. Shot on beautifully textured 16mm, Sophia Antipolis imaginatively depicts an ostensibly alien landscape with just enough real world detail to genuinely unsettle.
August 27, 2018
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A psycho-geographical, state-of-the-nation survey that centers solely on the eponymous, strange and tacky business park, Vernier’s film—shot on gorgeously grainy 16mm film—moves with the momentum and anxious ambiguity of a chain letter, from character to character and detour to detour.
August 20, 2018
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Largely overlooked by the media and the juries alike, Sophia Antipolis was nonetheless one of the festival’s most formally accomplished and morally committed films.
August 15, 2018
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