The first 2 episodes of the series will be screened during the Festival.
Pierre Leprieur is a respected figure from a powerful dockers’ union in Le Havre. But on the night of his 60th birthday, his world is turned upside down. His two sons find themselves implicated in a cocaine bust and are placed under arrest. Pierre asks his daughter, a criminal lawyer, to defend her brothers who claim to be innocent. Believing he has been the target of a plot, Pierre decides to investigate. But the truth is dangerous and brutal. Behind a sprawling drug smuggling operation lies a curse: the curse of this city and the Leprieur family…
Born in 1980 in Brittany, he joined the Directing Department at the French film school La Fémis in 2006. He won the Cinefondation 2nd prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival with his student short film Coucou-les-Nuages. His feature debut, Magnetic Beats, won in 2021 the SACD Award at Directors’ Fortnight, the D’Ornano-Valenti Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival and the César Award for Best First Feature Film in 2022. Haven of Grace is his first series as a director.