Toni, a fisherman, tells his daily life. But very quickly, through his confidences, ghosts emerge, broken lives crop out. Can we lead an ordinary life when we live in Lampedusa ?
Imprinted by a surprising oneiric atmosphere, Côme Ledésert’s movie captive by the evocation of what it doesn’t show. Migrants, drownings, distress of those who manage to get back to dry land, all of that remains off-camera, only suggested by animated, poetics and reccurents sequences, “persistents” like dreams – or traumas. Instead, the camera lingers on the intense blue gaze of a face marked by distress. Wether it’s by its speech, sometimes serious, sometimes light, wether it’s by its silences and the unspoken, that ordinary fisherman, filmed at ground level, represents, all by himself, the Lampedusa’s tragedy.
Fr : Des rêves persistants
Or : Persisting Dreams
Germany • 2015 • 25’
VO : It • ST : Fr, Eng
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