Director Felix Dufour-Laperriere

Production year 2014

Length 72min.

Country Canada


Thirty days at sea surrounded by the powerful, majestic waves of the Atlantic Ocean that seem to go on forever. Thirty days in the daily lives of a cargo ship crew that capture some of the hidden beauty of this capricious maritime reality. Transatlantic is a documentary essay that offers itself up like a prayer, full of mystery and languor. The film is strangely and secretly hopeful. In the eyes of the sailors we see both their deep love of life at sea and their exhaustion in the face of the intensity of this cruel and unforgiving environment. The immense vastness of the ocean surrounds them in every direction. Officers and sailors work and play, but also dream. The ship is both a metaphor and a microcosm...


Felix Dufour-Laperriere
Felix Dufour-Laperriere



Nicolas Dufour-Laperrière


Félix Dufour-Laperrière

Director of Photography

Félix Dufour-Laperrière, Nicolas Dufour-Laperrière


Olivier Calvert


Félix Dufour-Laperrière

Production company(ies)

L’embuscade 2218 Darling Montréal.Qc H1W2W8 T: 514.266.9422

Felix Dufour-Laperriere

Felix Dufour-Laperriere studied, lives and works in Montreal. His films are divided between animation, essays and experimental shorts. His work has been featured in numerous festivals, galleries, museums and national and international events and has won several awards and distinctions.


Un, deux, trois, crépuscule (2006, short), Head (2006, short), Variations sur Marilou (2007, short), Rosa Rosa (2008, short), M (2009, short), Strips (2010, short), Canicule (2011, doc.), Parallèle nord (2012, short), Dynamique de la pénombre (2012, short), The Day Is Listening (2013, short), Transatlantic (2014, doc.).

FILMS 2015