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Chambre 999

Chambre 999

Original name: Chambre 999
English name: Room 999
Year: 2023
Run time: 85 Min
Language:French, English
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: France
Director: Lubna Playoust
Producer: Nathanaël Karmitz, Elisha Karmitz, Rosalie Varda
Cast: Wim Wenders, David Cronenberg, Joachim Trier, Shannon Murphy, Alice Rohrwacher, Asghar Farhadi, Ruben Östlund, Christian Mungiu, James Gray, Lynne Ramsey, Claire Denis, Buz Luhrmann
Cinematographer: Marine Atlan
Editor: Nicolàs Longinotti
Sound Designer: César Mamoudy
Music Composer: Pierre Rousseau
Production Company: MK Productions
World Sales: MK2


  • Cannes 2023
  • Telluride FF 2023
  • Ghent FF 2023
  • Melbourne IFF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2021 Le Cormoran (Short)

Director’s Biography:

Lubna Playoust

Lubna Playoust is a French filmmaker and actress. Her debut feature film, Room 999, had its premiere in the official selection in 2023 at Cannes Classics. Additionally, she plays a role in the cast of Canadian director Monia Chokri's film The Nature of Love (Simple comme Sylvain), which also premiered in 2023 at Cannes in the UN Certain Regard section. In 2022, her short film Le Cormoran was featured at the Telluride FF, and in 2021, it garnered recognition at the San Sebastian and Clermont-Ferrand festivals.


In 1982, Wim Wenders asked 16 of his fellow directors to speak on the future of cinema, resulting in the film Room 666. Now, 40 years later, in Cannes, director Lubna Playoust asks a new generation of filmmakers the same question: is cinema a language about to get lost, an art about to die?