The Restless

FAST FORWARD 2021 / Projections:

13/12/2021 / 17:00 / Cinema “Boka” / Kotor
13/12/2021 / 18:30 / Montenegrin Cinematheque / Podgorica

Joachim Lafosse / Belgium, France, Luxembourg / 2021 / 117′

Director: Joachim Lafosse
Screenplay: Lou Du Pontavice, Juliette Goudot, Pablo Guarise, Joachim Lafosse, Chloé Leonil, Anne-Lise Morin, François Pirot
Editor: Marie-Hélène Dozo   
Sound: Dirk Bombey, Thomas Gauder, François Dumont
Music: Ólafur Arnalds, Antoine Bodson
Production: Stenola Productions, KG Productions, Samsa Film, Prime Time audiovisual entertainment & communication
Producers: Anton Iffland Stettner, Eva Kuperman, Jani Thiltges
Starring: Leïla Bekhti, Damien Bonnard, Gabriel Merz Chammah, Patrick Descamps


Leïla and Damien love each other deeply. Despite his bipolarity, he tries to continue life with her, knowing that he may never be able to give her what she desires.


Joachim Lafosse was born in Brussels in 1975. Lafosse is a director and writer, known for After Love (2016), Our Children (2012) and The White Knights (2015). After receiving his diploma from the IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion), he directed his first feature film, Private Madness, selected for competition at Locarno, in 2004. In 2006, he made two features, Ça Rend Heureux and Private Property. His career has gathered speed with each new film, and with this momentum has come national and international recognition: Our Children was selected for Un Certain Regard and won Best Actress for Emilie Dequenne. In 2015, he made White Knights and the film was presented at Toronto and won Best Director at San Sebastián. Joachim Lafosse’s filmography, already dense, bears witness to his stated desire to tackle harsh and complex subjects that some people judge taboo to make them more palatable via the cinematic medium.


Cannes Film Festival (France) – Nominee for Palme d’Or
International Film Festival of India (India) – Nominee for Best Film
San Sebastián International Film Festival (Spain) – City of Donostia Audience Award
Torino Film Festival (Italy)