Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024


Road movie France 2022
By Nina Bouchaud Cheval
Zoe, a lonely teenager, escapes a painful family life by spending time with a community of travellers. When her father suddenly dies, France, a rebellious young gypsy, takes her on the road to organize a traditional gypsy wake.

This film will be screened as part of our short film competition on Saturday 14 October at 7.30pm and Wednesday 18 October at 2pm.


Film Info


Original title
Les Éveillées
Road movie LGBT Romance True Story Social Issue Short Film
Release Date
  • France
Spoken language
  • French
  • English
30 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour
Sound Format
  • Stereo


  • Nina Bouchaud Cheval
  • Writer
  • Nina Bouchaud Cheval
  • Producers
  • Tiphaine Robion
  • Crew
  • Mélodie Preel (Cinematographer)
  • (Editor)
  • Cast

  • (Supporting Actor - Guy)
  • Zoé Adjani (Leading Actress - Zoé)
  • Clémence Boisnard (Leading Actress - France)
  • (Leading Actor)
  • Social


    • Nina Bouchaud Cheval

      Nina Bouchaud-Cheval received a Master 2 in visual communication and she began her career 10 years ago in advertising agencies, where she created films and 360 campaigns - some of which won awards (The One Show, Epica Awards, Strategies, FWA...)- for notorius international brands (L'Oreal, LVMH, YSL, Levi's, BMW, Warner Bros, Netflix, HBO...). Eager to write and direct her own fiction, she got additional set experiences as assistant director, and then started to write several short films. Her first script "The Enlightened" was discovered and winner by the CNC “Talents en court” programme in 2018, and was presented at film festivals, supported by french prestigious directors and scriptwriters. Her social and queer stories aim to bring visibility to minoritary communities. The Enlightened is her first film as a director. Her second short film is currently in development, and she is writing the feature film of "The Enlightened".

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