Sandra Mézière is the author of two books that evoke with passion the cinema, Deauville and the American Film Festival: her first novel L'amor dans l'âme and her collection of short stories about film festivals Les illusions parallèles (Editions du 38).

The amor in the soul (novel) - Editions du 38

On May 24, 2014, in Cannes, on the penultimate day of the 67th Film Festival, a young actress was found dead in the room of a palace, shot through the heart. The evidence, flagrant, leaves little doubt about the circumstances of the tragedy.
And yet...
What happened in her life to bring her life to an end in such tragic circumstances?
Is the key to the drama to be found among the people who have been with her for the last four days or in her past, whose stories are interwoven through childhood and film festivals?
In this theater of vanities, this cenacle of the 7th art, this world as fascinating as cruel, the truth is complex, far from what it seems to be...
L'amor dans l'âme is a novel with melancholic accents, magnificently romantic, a story that intertwines mourning and impossible love, and poses a look full of questions on our human comedies.
L'amor dans l'âme is also a declaration of love to Sandra Mézière's great passion, the cinema, and to the festivals she has been covering for many years and knows perfectly well, such as the American Film Festival of Deauville, the Festival of Cabourg and the Festival of Cannes where the characters of this first novel evolve.

The novel L'amor dans l'âme on the official website of the publisher Les Editions du 38.

The parallel illusions (collection of short stories) - Editions du 38

Who has never dreamed that his life would be like a movie?
That their illusions become reality?
Where the border between cinema and reality is particularly tight, where destinies brush against each other like parallel shadows, here are 16 stories of encounters in the fascinating and singular universes of the film festivals of Deauville, Cannes, Monaco, Dinard, Paris, Cabourg, La Baule, Annonay, Lyon, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Beaune and even at the César ceremony.
The characters who wander between these pages, passing lightheartedly from one side to the other of the big screen, are crying out for accuracy for lack of humanity for some, and go from dreams that must be lived against all odds to missed loves, secret disillusionments or frustrations that can topple the destiny.
These are magnificent and romantic texts, passionate, with a delicate yet incisive writing style, in which Sandra Mézière sometimes cruelly breaks down the masks and reveals without concession the other side of the story. She shares here her devouring passion for the cinema and the festivals she has been covering for a long time and in the backstage of which these short stories will take you to make you travel, shiver, dream, vibrate... as in the cinema!

The collection of short stories Les illusions parallèles on the official website of the publisher Les Editions du 38.


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