One uneasy night, while protesters march on the streets of Paris, Giorgio arrives at the tawdry Hotel Occidental. Pretending to be Italian, he proceeds to book the honeymoon suite and checks in with his partner, Antonio. Suspicious of their behavior and convinced they are up to no good, the hotel's manager, Diana, monitors their movements on the hotel's closed-circuit TV. Recruiting the help of the front desk receptionist, Romy, she alerts the police and tries to unravel the mystery behind these two strange guests.
The second narrative feature from celebrated French visual artist Neïl Beloufa, OCCIDENTAL made its debut at the Angers European First Film Festival in addition to playing Berlinale, and had its North American premiere in the Wavelengths program of the Toronto International Film Festival.
“A visually and sonically striking ensemble piece that plays mischievous games with audience expectations.” –The Hollywood Reporter
DIRECTED BY NEÏL BELOUFA
FRANCE | 2017 | ENGLISH, ITALIAN, ARABIC, FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES