Our Struggles (Nos Batailles)
Special Screening - Ajyal Film Festival 2018
The sympathetic story of Oliver, a fundamentally decent man who is more than happy to shoulder the weight of other people’s problems. Working as a team leader at the central warehouse for a major online retailer, he routinely pressures management to protect the rights of his co-workers. Unable to help his friend who is about to be fired, Oliver is overcome with a sense of guilt because of the tragic consequences. His wife Laura appears to be battling some form of depression herself, but does her best to hide it from Oliver.
Clearly troubled and without warning, one day Laura leaves Oliver, her children, and job. Laura's abandonment and the unhappiness of his colleagues at certain working conditions, make it evident to the principled Oliver that even though he might try, he cannot fix the world's problems. Left alone to juggle work and single-parenting, Oliver finds new meaning in his life with the help of his kids in a story about finding contentment in even the most unconventional of family circumstances.
About the Director
Guillaume Senez is a writer and director of short and feature length films. His first feature film, 'Keeper' (2016) was chosen for more than seventy festivals and received over twenty awards. His second feature 'Our Struggles' was chosen for the Critics' Week at Cannes in 2018.
- Guillaume Senez
- Guillaume Senez, Raphaëlle Desplechin
- Isabelle Truc, David Thion, Philippe Martin
- Julie Brenta
- Bart Van Langendonck
- Elin Kirschfink ( Sbc )
- Sales Company
- Be for Films
- Production Company
- Iota Production, Les Films Pelleas
- Fabrice Osinski
- Set Designer
- Florin Dima
- MC Distribution
- Romain Duris, Laure Calamy, Laetitia Dosch, Lucie Debay, Basile Grunberger, Lena Girard Voss, Dominique Valadie, Sarah Le Picard, Cédric Vieira