Virgil Vernier

France 98 min. min Catalan premiere


A technopole on the French Riviera, a place where dreams should come true. But fear and despair lurk beneath the surface. Under a deceitful sun, five lives map out the haunting story of a young woman: Sophia.


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Virgil Vernier

(Paris, 1976) He has directed since 2001 a wide variety of films combining fiction, documentary and mythology. Sophia Antipolis, his latest film, was part of the Filmmakers of the Present program in Locarno Film Festival in 2018.

Filmography: Sophia Antipolis (2018), Iron Maiden (curt, 2015), Vega (curt, 2014), Mercuriales (2014), Andorre (curt, 2013), Orléans (2012), Pandore (curt, 2010), Commissariat (documental, 2009), Thermidor (curt, 2009), Autoproduction (documental, 2009)

Virgil Vernier

Film information

Director: Virgil Vernier
Script: Virgil Vernier
Contact: MK2
With: Dewi Kunetz, Sandra Poitoux, Hugues Njiba-Mukuna , Bruck, Lilith Grasmug
Country: France
Year: 2018
Format: DCP
Length: 98 min. min
Language: French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Catalan
Edition: 2019


Best Director by the Young Jury at Novos Cinemas - Pontevedra International Film Festival