OFFICIAL SELECTION 2023
Streaming from January 27 to February 10, 2023 on Whush.com.
Grounds of Hope (France) by Lionel Bernardin
Synopsis: In a small rural town, Alex, a former professional boxer, lives as a worker for a concrete materials company. One night, chased by armed men, his twin sister breaks into his home with a migrant and his daughter. Alex, forced by the situation, helps to hide them, unaware that they are keenly sought. The spiral starts. With no choice and under financial pressure, he starts competing in illegal boxing fights. 01:32:00.
Sainte Baume (France) by Laetitia Spigarelli
Synopsis: Marie’s grandfather is dying. In the house where the whole family is gathered, the commotion leaves little room for discussion. Marie decides to go to Sainte Baume grotto. But on the way up, she has a vertigo attack. Running time: 00:47:00.
Trois machettes (France) by Matthieu Maunier-Rossi
Synopsis: A family of three men in southern Haiti. Three generations with different aspirations, stuck together in the Haitian daily contradictions; the growing tension between them; and always, in their hands or on their belts, their machetes that follow them and define them... Running time: 00:29:12.
Living on the Threshold (France) by Vincent Bruno, Marine Chesnais
Marine Chesnais, choreographer and contemporary dancer, goes to Reunion Island to meet humpback whales. Danced improvisations were born from these interactions in sea, which will be the fertile ground for her next creation. This movie, shot on breath-hold, is a choreographic and hypnotic journey taking us underwater, holding our breath, following the footsteps of this original project.
By showing us the process of encountering a wild animal in its natural habitat, 'Living on the Threshold' asks what is happening within us in this space of relationship where we cannot control anything – except our openness to what might happen – and questions our way of inhabiting Life. Running time: 00:29:03.
Gare aux Coquins (France) by Jean Costa
Synopsis: Tonio arrives in Corsica for the first time. He strolls in different places on the island and on dating applications where he meets the Oracle, a user who talks to him about gay life in Corsica. The conversation is replayed with an actor who seems to recognize himself in the history of the Oracle. Running time: 00:19:30.