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CITÉ films




Producer and President

+33 1 8264 5298 



CITE FILMS is a production and sales company founded in 1997, wholly-owned and managed by Raphaël Berdugo, who has more than 35 year experience in the movie business, especially in production and international sales. He has coproduced around 30 movies through various production companies, mostly arthouse films that have been selected by prestigious festivals, winning numerous awards. He's generally taking care

of the world sales of the films he's coproducing.

In 2017, he sold worldwide "La Novia del Deserto" by Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato (Un Certain Regard, San Sebastian, Busan...) and in 2019 "Some Beasts" by Jorge Riquelme Serrano, Grand Prize New Directors at San Sebastian International Film Festival.

In 2021, he coproduced and sold worldwide "Azuro" by Mathieu Rozé based upon Marguerite Duras' novel, selected at Beijing and Göteborg International Film Festival.

In 2022, he is selling worldwide "Summerlight and Then Comes the Night", a comedy-drama by Elfar Adalsteins based on Jon Kalman Stefansson 's novel, "The Jew", a drama-thriller by Dmitriy Fiks and a documentary feature by Françoise Ferraton "Krishnamurti, the Revolution of Silence" (in post-production).

Raphaël Berdugo



AZURO 2021

Genre:              Thriller

Director:           Matthieu Rozé

Screenplay:       Matthieu Rozé (based on Marguerite Duras' novel "The little Horses of Tarquinia"']

Cast:                  Valérie Donzelli, Yannick Choirat, Nuno Lopes

It’s summer, the heat is overwhelming and the weather is out of whack. A group of friends are enjoying their yearly holiday in their favorite little village, wedged between the sea and the mountains. As usual, they are bored and eat and drink a lot. They do not pay attention to the fire which progresses on the mountain nearby, nor to the world around them. But this year, a mysterious man arrives from the sea and shakes up their seemingly balanced existence…

Göteborg Film Festival


Genre:             Road Movie

Director:         Rachid Djaïdani

Screenplay:     Rachid Djaïdani

Cast:                Gérard Depardieu, Sadek, Louise Grinberg

To escape revenge at the hands of a gang, a Muslim rap musician finds himself on a strange road trip. He has to drive his best friend’s rightwing father around a series of French ports which the older man, a former docker, wants to paint, following in the footsteps of a classic 18th century French master. The tension soon mounts between these two unlikely companions. But things change as they approach Marseille, where the rapper performs in a memorable concert inspired by this peculiar journey.


La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs - Cannes 2016



Genre:             Drama

Director:         Emiliano Torres

Screenplay:    Emiliano Torres

Cast:               Cristian Salguero, Alejandro Sieveking

After years working on an “estancia”, an Argentine ranch in Patagonia, the old foreman is forced to retire and a younger man takes his place. The change is difficult for the old man, who will do anything to get his job back. Confrontation is inevitable, since the young man needs this job to settle down with his wife and children. But he also has to survive the oncoming harsh winter.

San Sebastian Films Festival 2016 - Special Jury Prize & Best Photo
Biarritz Film Festival 2016 - Critic & Best Actor Awards
Macao International Film Festival 2016 - Best Film
Havana Latino Film Festival 2016 - Best First Picture

Condor de Plata 2017 - Best First Feature


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