Cannes and Sundance film, THE RIGHT WORDS, questions how gender stereotypes can prevent us from being ourselves

Adrian Moyse Dullin’s THE RIGHT WORDS shares the story of two siblings who regularly humiliate each other on social media. On a crowded public bus, after school has let out, disparate groups of children tease each other as the city passes by their windows. There, a 13-year-old boy is egged on by his older sister to approach his crush. This wonderful short has qualified to be considered for the 95th AcademyⓇ Awards after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival.

When naive and romantic Mahdi is peer-pressured into confessing his love to Jada, a girl who doesn’t know he exists, his declaration becomes a public spectacle.

THE RIGHT WORDS was an official selection at the 74th Cannes Film Festival as part of the Palme d’Or Competition. The film has screened in nearly 150 festivals including Sundance, Warsaw, London, Clermont-Ferrand, and Palm Springs, where the film won an Oscar Qualifying Award.

French writer and director, Adrian Moyse Dullin holds degrees in philosophy and contemporary literature. THE RIGHT WORDS is his fiction debut. He is currently writing a screenplay for a fiction feature about love. 

The bold film is produced by Lucas Tothe, co-founder of the French production company Punchline Cinéma. Whilst the stunning cinematography was created by Augustin Barbaroux. 

THE RIGHT WORDS has just been shortlisted for the 2023 Césars.

International sales are handled by Salaud Morisset (SKIN, NIMIC, LES MISÉRABLES).

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