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Just Philippot

Focus France 101 min Fiction


Virginie finds it difficult to reconcile her life as a farmer with that of a single mother. To get her family ahead of her and prevent her farm from going bankrupt, she gives herself heart and soul to raising edible grasshoppers. Little by little, her Virginie begins to develop a strange obsessive bond with her grasshopper: not even her children are able to recognize her anymore.


European CinemaFrench CinemaFirst Feature


Just Philippot

He is a screenwriter and director. After completing a Master’s degree in Cinema at the Faculty of Paris VIII, he directed several short films shortlisted for the César Awards, as well as being screened at various genre film festivals, and other such as Cannes or Austin. The Swarm is his debut feature.

Filmography: La nube (2020, D'A 2022), Acide (short, 2018), Gildas a quelque chose à nous dire (codirected, short, 2016), Ses souffles (short, 2015), À minuit tout s’arrête (short, 2011)

Just Philippot

Film information

Original Title: La nuée
Director: Just Philippot
Script: Jérôme Genevray, Franck Victor
Contact: Capricci
With: Suliane Brahim, Sofian Khammes, Marie Narbonne, Raphael Romand
Country: France
Year: 2020
Format: DCP
Length: 101 min
Language: French
Subtitles: Catalan
Edition: 2022


Special Jury Prize
Best Actress


El núvol