Breaking Through

Breaking Through, a short film by Siham Bel (2023, 28 min).

In co-production with Vents Contraires.
With the support of CNC, the region Ile-De-France, and the collectivity of Corse.

With Camille Moutawakil and Salomé Richard.

Audience Award at Wicked Queer | Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2024.

Selected in Chéries-Chéris Festival 2023, in Désir…Désirs Festival 2023 and in Immaginaria – Festival Internazionale del Cinema delle Donne 2024 and in OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival – Miami Edition 2024.

Since she left Corsica where she grew up, Safia has always secured family balance. To protect her relationship with her father, she has never told him about her homosexuality. On a summer evening, she breaks the secret and runs away.

On the road along the Calanques creeks, as she makes her way through a new life, she has now to learn to live for herself beyond other people’s eyes and maybe against those she loves most.