Fidelio, Alice’s Journey
Fidelio, Alice’s Journey

Fidelio, Alice’s Journey

Director Lucie Borleteau

Production year 2014

Length 95min.

Country France


Alice is a 30 year-old sailor, in love but unmarried. While her companion Félix waits for her ashore, she sets off as second mechanic on the Fidelio, an old freighter. On board, she discovers not only that she replaces a recently deceased mechanic, but also that the Captain is none other than her first great love, Gael. In her cabin Alice comes across the diary of the former mechanic, and by reading its content –accounts of technical problems, sexual conquests and lovelorn emotions – she finds, oddly, that they echo her own journey. As the ship calls on various ports, Alice deals with life aboard with an all-male crew and the swings of her romantic feelings, while trying to stay the course.


Lucie Borleteau
Lucie Borleteau



Marine Arrighi


Lucie Borleteau, Clara Bourreau

Director of Photography

Simon Beaufils

Production designer

Sidney Dubois

Music by

Thomas De Pourquery


Marie-Clotilde Chery, Edouard Morin, Mélissa Petitjean


Guy Lecorne


Ariane Labed, Melvil Poupaud, Anders Danielsen Lie, Pascal Tagnati

Production company(ies)

Aspara Films 1, rue Payenne 75003 Paris France

Lucie Borleteau

She studied cinema at the Saint-Denis Paris University. She has been working in cinema since. She worked as a producer, collaborated in writing scenario, and also directed with Claire Denis, Arnaud Desplechin, Lou Ye, etc. Lucie Borleteau also acted in few films. Fidelio, Alice’s Journey is her first long feature. She directed 3 short features before.


Nievaliachka, la poupée qui ne tombe pas (2003, doc.), Les vœux (2008, short), La grève des ventres (2012, short), Fidelio, Alice’s Journey (2014).

FILMS 2015