26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Without You Without Me

Without You Without Me

director: Adèle Shaykhulova
original title: Sans vous, sans moi
country: France, Russia
year: 2020
running time: 20 min.


As a small girl, Adèle Shaykhulova had to leave Russia for France, leaving the rest of her family behind. To make up for this absence, she secretly films their conversations. But when she learns that her cousin Sonia, with whom she grew up, has cancer, film becomes perhaps the only way to bridge an immeasurable distance.


Born in Russia in 1993, Adèle Shaykhulova moves to France at the age of 12. After cinema studies in Bordeaux, she pursues a master’s degree in Film directing at Paris 8 University and directs her graduation fiction short film Farewell Athens. Without you, without me is her first documentary. Adèle’s work reflects on the issues of distance between people in contemporary society, exploring separations and disappearances.

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director: Adèle Shaykhulova
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
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