Cairo International Film Festival

Marie Monge – Treat Me Like Fire #CIFF40

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A side of Paris you don’t usually see.

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PODCAST| Matt Micucci interviews Marie Monge, director of the film Treat Me Like Fire.

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Director Marie Monge presented her film, Treat Me Like Fire, at the 40th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival. The film is set in a Paris much rougher than the one you would usually see in movies – one of underground gambling, crime. While exploring addiction, also through its central love story, Treat Me Like Fire is also a film filled with tenderness, along with movement and energy. Monge talks with us about it and shares with us that one of the things she loves most about filmmaking is that it allows her to “open doors.”

Treat Me Like Fire: When she meets Abel, Ella’s life is turned upside down. Irresistibly drawn to this elusive lover, the young woman discovers the cosmopolitan, underground world of Paris’ gaming circles, where adrenaline and money reign supreme. Their love story, begun as a mere bet, turns into a devouring passion.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Marie Monge
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Treat Me Like Fire
  • Festival section
    Midnight Screenings
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