A film shooting will take place at the cité Picasso, in the suburbs of Boulogne-Sur-Mer, in the north of France. During the casting, four teenagers, Lily, Ryan, Maylis and Jessy are chosen to play in the film. Everyone in the neighbourhood is surprised: why only take the “worst ones”?
Lise Akoka, Romane Gueret
Romane Gueret, after studying cinema at the Sorbonne, took her first steps towards directing, as an assistant director, casting assistant or cameraman. Lise Akoka completed a university course in Psychology and a professional training in acting. She then discovers, in casting and coaching children for the cinema, a way of bringing together her two interests. In 2014, Romane and Lise met during the casting of a feature film. In 2015, they co-directed the short film Chasse Royale, awarded in several festivals and which won the Illy Prize at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2016. The film was nominated a year later at the César for Best Short film. In 2018, they co-directed the documentary Allez garçon! for the Hobbies collection, which was broadcast in 2019 on Canal+. In 2020, their web series Tu préfères, 10 episodes of 7 minutes, is broadcast on Arte and then selected at the Sundance Festival. In summer of 2021, they made their first feature film, The Worst Ones, shot in Boulogne-sur-Mer and selected at Un Certain Regard at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
Filmography: The Worst Ones (co-directed, 2022, D'A 2023), Chaisse royale (short film, co-directed, 2016)