Elénore Saintagnan, BE, 2018, 27'58"
The island of Ouessant is at 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 immerses herself in the life of the island, plunges into the footage and, somewhere between dream and reality, identifies with Barba, a girl from Ouessant whose father disappeared at sea without a trace. How is it then, that she can grieve? The film adopts the form of an ethnographic tale, halfway between an anthropological documentary, a holiday video and a work of fiction.