The island of Ushant is off the very tip of Brittany, making it the last bit of land before America.
All its men used to work at sea and the island was therefore almost exclusively populated by women. The film’s director, as she immerses herself in the life of the island, plunges into the footage, and, somewhere between dream and reality, she identifies with Barba, a girl from Ushant whose father disappeared at sea without a trace. How, then, can she grieve? The film adopts the form of an ethnographic tale, halfway between an anthropological documentary, a holiday video and a work of fiction.
Documentary film – 28’ – 2018
A film by Eléonore Saintagnan
Coproduction by Éléonore Saintagnan, Michigan Films and Mains d’Œuvres
This film benefited from the short film Fund of the Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis et and from the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
With the participation of the Finis terrae association in the context of its residency program and in collaboration with the Département Seine-Saint-Denis, the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Cinémathèque de Bretagne.
In collaboration with Red Shoes
World premiere: Festival Visions du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland) – April 2018 – Prize for Best Short Film
With: Éléonore Saintagnan, Ann Stouvenel, Edgar Motte-Saintagnan, Grégoire Motte and Yang Chao
Pictures: Éléonore Saintagnan and Grégoire Motte
Montage pictures: Frédéric Dupont
Sound: Romain Ozanne
Color grading: Nicolas Lebecque
Production: Alice Lemaire and Nicolas Lebecque
Mix: Romain Ozanne
Original music: Birds on a wire (Rosemary Standley and Dom la Nena)
Langage: French Subtile : English
Countries of production: Belgique, France
Support for projection: DCP, DVD, HD