Éléonore Saintagnan, Une fille de Ouessant (A Girl from Ouessant), 2018

video HD color stereo, 28 min

coproduction Michigan films and Mains d’œuvres
courtesy the artist

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screening and meeting

A Girl from Ouessant

Éléonore Saintagnan

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.

  • Éléonore Saintagnan

    • born on 31 December 1979 at midnight in Paris, France
    • lives and works in Brussels, Belgium
    • artist website


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