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FRANCE, Belgium, Spain | 81 minutes | 2015

Overbearing mothers, children who disappear and a few mermaids for good measure... An enigmatic, aquatic, Lovecraftian nightmare that looks and feels like a beautiful painting.

Like Grandrieux’s SombreÉvolution is an experience, a cinematic sensory overload that pushes fear aside to go back to childhood. In this visually arresting film, the viewer gets lost looking for the key to an enigma that escapes reality. A strange, watery tale lies at the heart of this magical film that is more Narciso Ibáñez Serrador (Who Can Kill a Child?) than Esther Williams. Irrefutable proof that its director is one of the biggest talents in current French cinema. (Julien Fonfrède)

« …comme on plongerait dans un puits sans fond, rempli de peurs primales et de questionnements irrésolus. On se frotte les yeux. Dans le registre du bizarre, du conte noir, du cauchemar éveillé, vous ne verrez a priori rien de plus beau cette année. » Première

« ... l'ensemble relève du sans-faute. » Positif

Prix du Jury / Meilleure photo - Festival de San Sebastián 2015


Thursday October 13, 2016

Program #216
Pavillon Judith-Jasmin annexe (Salle Jean-Claude Lauzon)

Sunday October 16, 2016

Program #295
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Lucile Hadzihalilovic

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Alante Kavaite
  • Actor Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier


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