SOY LIBRE (2021)


Arnaud is my little brother.
One day I realized that he had grown up. He was born where people have no choices and he is trying to be what he should have been. Free.


“Soy Libre ultimately shows liberation, both real and cinematic, by giving a film “character” an opportunity to free himself from the film.”

– Le Rayon Vert, Thibaut Grégoire, 05.09.21

Laure Portier, France, Belgium, 2021, 78´
ACID Cannes, Brussels IFF, Zurich IFF, Festival En Ville, Listapad, Author FF Serbia, Premiers Plans Angers, Punto de Vista, Ismailia Film Festival, Taiwan IDFF, Indie Lisboa, Krakow Film Festival, Olhar de Cinema Brazil, Amman IFF
Special Juary Award - Brussels IFF, Special Mention - Zurich IFF, Agnes Award for the best first feature film - Festival En Ville, Premiers Plans Angers - Grand Prix du Jury, Best Film in Feature Doc Competition at Ismailia IFF, One World Romania - Best film in the Internationanl Competition, Aosta Front Doc 2022 - Grand Jury Prize + Award for the Best Film given by Youth Jury, Best film in Itinerante competition at Al Este Colombia, The Magritte Award (French Belgium Academy Award) in the category "Best Documentary", Gold Deer Award for the Best feature film at KINO ATHENS
World except of France & Belgium
All rights: France: Alchimistes Films, BENELUX: Avila, VOD: TENK, MediaPart, Italy: ZALAB VIEW

Laure Portier was born in 1983 in France. After getting her degree in Literature in Toulouse and a year at ESAV, she joins INSAS in Brussels (Image section). Upon graduation, she becomes a camera assistant and works on feature films. She presents her first short film, The Dog’s eye in 2019 awarded by the Cinéma du Réel festival. Soy Libre is her first feature film.