To Life (film)

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To Life
À la vie.jpg
Theatrical release poster
À la vie
Directed byJean-Jacques Zilbermann
Produced byDenis Carot
Marie Masmonteil
Written byDanièle D'Antoni
Jean-Jacques Zilbermann
Odile Barski (collaboration)
StarringJulie Depardieu
Johanna ter Steege
Suzanne Clément
Music byEric Slabiak
CinematographyRémy Chevrin
Edited byJoële van Effenterre
Elzévir Films
France 3 Cinéma
Distributed byLe Pacte
Release date
  • 11 August 2014 (2014-08-11) (Locarno)
  • 26 November 2014 (2014-11-26) (France)
Running time
104 minutes
Box office$375,520[1]

To Life (original title: À la vie) is a 2014 French drama film directed and co-written by Jean-Jacques Zilbermann. The film was presented in the Piazza Grande section at the 2014 Locarno International Film Festival. The film stars Julie Depardieu, Johanna ter Steege and Suzanne Clément.[2]


The film was inspired by the story of Irene Zilbermann, the director's mother, a Holocaust survivor, although the names are changed and particulars fictionalized.[3]

Three women who met in Auschwitz reconnect 15 years later during a seaside holiday in Berck-Plage.



Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
Lumières Award Best Cinematography Rémy Chevrin Won


  1. ^ "À la vie (To Life)". Box Office Mojo.
  2. ^ Boyd van Hoeij (20 August 2014). "'To Life' ('A la vie'): Locarno Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  3. ^ Peter Debruge (19 August 2014). "Film Review: 'To Life'". Variety. Retrieved 21 November 2016.

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