In 2023,a new film on restorative justice was released in France. It brought restorative justice in the centre of public attention, making it widely known to a general public completely unaware of it previously. 

"All your faces" (original title: "Je verrai toujours vos visages", literally "I will always see your faces"), written and directed by Jeanne Herry, will be screened at Cinema ZED in Leuven during the International Restorative Justice Week, followed by a debate hosted by the European Forum for Restorative Justice.

Tickets can be purchased directly from the website of Cinema ZED starting from October (more info below).

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The film

In recent years, the restorative justice field in France have extensively advanced. 
The film follows the story of three restorative justice practitioners (Judith, Fanny and Michel) that facilitate victim-offender dialogues using different methodologies adapted to different settings. 
In parallel, the film shows the dialogues between Nassim, Issa, and Thomas, sentenced for theft with violence, and Gregoire, Nawelle and Sabine, victims of home jacking, robbery and purse snatching, and the restorative justice meeting of Chloe, victim of incestuous rape, with her stepbrother. On their journey, there is anger and hope, silence and words, alliances and heartbreaks, awareness and regained confidence, and, only sometimes, reparation.

  • Film director: Jeanne Herry
  • Cast:Adèle Exarchopoulos, Dali Benssalah, Leïla Bekhti, Élodie Bouchez, Gilles Lellouche, Miou-Miou, Jean-Pierre Darroussin
  • France 2023 / 120 minutes

Film screening & debate

Cinema ZED - auditorium Vesalius, 24 November at 19:30-22:00

The film screening in Leuven will be followed by a short discussion facilitated by the EFRJ Secretariat
Two invited guests from the two regions will join:

  • Kristel Buntinx, senior mediator and trainer in the Flemish RJ service "Moderator", experienced in serious crimes and restorative justice
  • Antonio Buonatesta, director of the Wallonian RJ service "Mediante"/ Treasurer of the European Forum for Restorative Justice

This initiative is organised as part of the celebrations for the International Restorative Justice Week (#RJWeek) and as part of the EFRJ initiatives related to arts and restorative justice (#REstART). 

Practicalities & tickets

The film is screened in the original audio (French), with subtitles in Dutch.

The film is included in the Cinema ZED programming starting from October. Tickets can be bought directly from the cinema's website.

The EFRJ offers up to 5 free tickets for those for whom it is financially difficult to attend. Write an email to to be included in the EFRJ guest list (first come- first served basis; priority given to EFRJ members and young students).