Paula sans lui

About Love
Love is like a chanson: so full of emotion, trust and self-abandonment. And then, when it’s all over, there’s the sudden silence, emptiness, vulnerability. If you’re lucky, your friends will be there to pick you back up. Lucky like Paula, whose BFFs Maude and Lola take her along on a trip to Maude’s hometown in southern France. Time to reminisce, to talk and to listen – perhaps somewhere far off in the distance a new song is starting to play.
by Maéva Berol
with Marie Champain, Prune Varey, Zoé Chadeau, Boris Bincoletto, Clément Jandard
France 2018 French 21’ Colour


  • Marie Champain (Paula)
  • Prune Varey (Maude)
  • Zoé Chadeau (Lola)
  • Boris Bincoletto (Matthieu)
  • Clément Jandard (Julien)


Written and Directed by Maéva Berol
Screenplay Louise Groult
Cinematography Maéva Berol
Editing Nobuo Coste
Music Rallye (Léo Lotz, Stanislas Bécot)
Sound Mixing Flavia Cordey
Sound Editing Antoine Martin
Sound Matthieu Gasnier, Samuel Delorme
Story Marina Ortis
Assistant Director Sylvain Yonnet
Producer Hugo Tomes

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Maéva Berol

The French director was born in 1994. After taking a two year foundation course in film at Nantes, from 2014 to 2018 she studied cinematography at La Fémis film school in Paris. Paula sans lui is her graduation film.


2019 Paula sans lui; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019