screening and meeting
A Girl from Ouessant
date and place upcoming
as part of Travelling festival, 2020
The island of Ouessant 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 Ouessant 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.