Honey is sweeter than blood


Fiction ∙ 2014
24 min ∙ 16/9

Locarno 2014
50. Solothurner Filmtage

A film by Colia Vranici

18 year old Lucia is on edge. Her grandfather is seriously ill and she refuses to accept the fact that he’s dying. In an unsuccessful attempt to take her mind off it, she seeks comfort in the arms of Rabah with whom she has a tumultuous fling.

With Colia Vranici, Rabah Nait Oufella and Jacques Nolot

«I definitely had to film it in Dunkirk, where I was born, using the open spaces where I spent my childhood and which fascinated yet haunted me. I worked with actors who I admire and who inspire me, especially Jacques Nolot, as well as members of my family and some friends.»
Colia Vranici, director

Born in 1988 in Dunkirk, a post-industrial town in the north of France, Colia Vranici first discovered cinema at Studio 43, the only art-house cinema in the town. She went to Paris to do film studies and then worked as a casting director and a directing and producing assistant for directors such as Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche, Albert Serra and Jacques Doillon. In 2012, she made her first short film entitled “Les Enfants de Jean Bart”, and between 2012 and 2014 she completed a Master’s degree in film studies at HEAD (Geneva) and ECAL (Lausanne) where she directed “Honey is sweeter than Blood”.

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Colia Vranici
Rabah Nait Oufella
Jacques Nolot

And the participation of

Johanna Chambon
Frédérique Devillez
Caroline Kieffer
Anita Van den Bussche
Marcia Van den Bussche
Rita Vranich
Bboy Abdel
Bboy Mathéo
Lesly Ja

Screenplay and directing

Colia Vranici

Assistant directing

Hakim Mastour


Jonathan Ricquebourg


Jules Valeur

Original soundtrack

Rafael Gimenez de la Vega


Gabriel Gonzales

Sound editing

Vincent Weber

Sound mixing

Philippe Ciompi

Color grading

Laurent Kempf


Thera Production, Julien Rouyet


Master cinéma HES-SO ECAL/HEAD
RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse, Sophie Sallin

With the support of

Cinéforom with the Loterie Romande


Competition Festival del Film Locarno 2014
Competition Journées de Soleure 2015
Competition CourToujours Genève 2016


RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse


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