Extended Stay Short Slot
Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande
The Virgin Soldier
Directed by Erwan LeDuc
France | 37 min | 2016
Two soldiers, Daniel and Jerome, flee a war that we don’t see and from which we know nothing. Jerome is badly injured, he will die, he says it, he knows it, he is afraid. Then Jérôme confesses to Daniel his last will: he does not want to die a virgin, he wants to die loved …
Born in 1977, Erwan Le Duc directed three amateur short films in his teenage years. His studies in Political Sciences lead him towards other adventures, working for the French embassy in Yemen or the Ministry of Culture in Paris. In 2008, he joined the online edition of Le Monde as a journalist, and started in parallel a comeback to cinema. First as a scriptwriter, notably for the syrian director Meyar Al Roumi, then as a director with the short films “Superintendent Perdrix does not travel for nothing” (2012), « Never Ever (2014), Meow Meow Fur » (2015) and « The virgin soldier » (2016). He is currently writing a feature film while preparing the shooting of a second short film. And still works for Le Monde as the chief editor of the sports department.