On an island in French Polynesia a writer returns to her country after having triumphed in France with a novel. However, she is disoriented and in a creative crisis. Faced with the impossibility of writing new works, she decides to accept a simultaneous translation job together with an ambassador. A strange love attraction begins between them, full of contrasts. Little by little she realizes the cynicism of international politics, with a latent threat of new nuclear tests by the French government. Her love affair with the ambassador will be affected by that conflict, and interest and romance will mix in a confusing and absorbing way until the sad end.
CAST & CREW
Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Albert Serra, Dirk Decker, Andrea Schütte, Joaquim
Director of Photography
Albert Serra, Artur Tort, Ariadna Ribas
Benoît Magimel, Sergi López, Marc Susini, Montse Triola, Lluís Serrat, Pahoa Mahagafanau, Alexandre Melo
Rosa Filmes, Tamtam Film, Anderground Films, Arte France Cinéma, Archipel Production – France, BR Arte - Germany
Born 1975. Catalan artist and filmmaker Albert Serra holds a degree in Spanish Philology and Literary Theory from Barcelona University. He writes, directs and produces both films and plays. His films usually depict European myths and literature. In 2001, Serra co-founded the production company Andergraun Films. Honour of the Knights (Honor de cavalleria) was selected by Cahiers du Cinéma as one of the ten best films of 2007. In 2013, a retrospective of Serra's work was screened at the Centre Pompidou. For Story of My Death, Serra was awarded the Golden Leopard at the Locarno FF in 2013. For The Death of Louis XIV, Serra received the Prix Jean Vigo in 2016. Freedom received the Un Certain Regard – Special Jury Prize in Cannes 2019.
Crespià: The Film Not the Village (2003), Honour of the Knights (2006), Super 8 (short, 2006), Sant Pere de Rodes (short, 2006), Rússia (short, 2007), Birdsong (2008), L'alto arrigo (short, 2008), Baucà (short, 2009), Lectura d'un poema (short, 2010), The Names of Christ (2011), 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (Co-dir., 2011), The Lord Has Worked Wonders in Me (2011), Cuba libre (short, 2013), Story of My Death (2013), The Death of Louis XIV (2016), Roi Soleil (2018), Freedom (2019), My Influences (doc., 2020), Pacifiction (2022).