Soleil battantClara Laperrousaz, Laura Laperrousaz

France, Portugal | 2017 | 95 min

Portuguese, French | Subtitles : EN, DE, ES, UK, FR, IT

From 1 - 17 december 2017


Clara and Laura Laperrousaz direct a promising and bittersweet debut feature film.

Special Jury Prize - Tallinn Black Nights FF
FIFI Bordeaux


For the holidays, Gabriel and Iris return to a family house in Portugal with their daughters Emma and Zoe, irresistible six-year-old twins. In the heart of a solar landscape, between bathing in the river and their kids’ laughter, the couple’s past resurfaces.

  • Starring: Ana Girardot, Clément Roussier, Océane Le Caoussin, Margaux Le Caoussin, Teresa Madruga, Paulo Calatré
  • Production: Alfama Films/International Sales: Alfama Films

For their first feature film, Clara and Laura Laperrousaz have chosen to use intimate autobiographical material to shape a tale, with fantasy like features, on the invisible worlds of childhood. It’s the story of a family with gothic resonances that the two sisters recite, a dark tale but bathed in light, in the summer heat of the Portuguese country side.

Olivier Père

Clara Laperrousaz, Laura Laperrousaz

Clara Laperrousaz, Laura Laperrousaz

Clara Laperrousaz was born in Paris in 1980 and Laura in 1983. Clara studied philosophy, while Laura graduated from the National Fine Arts Academy of Paris. They started from co-directing video-art films, then short feature films. In 2011 Laura participated at the Berlinale Talent Campus. SUNBEAT is their debut feature.