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15.06. / Tuesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Ticket

On a hot summer day by a small lake, Mia asks Hugo – 15 years old and yet already blasé - to tell her about his love story with Chaïnes. Despite his reluctance, memories come to the surface: evenings spent at the edge of the lake trying to seduce her, the fear felt when declaring his love, the torment provoked by this exuberant but secretive girl who never shows her emotions. The moments of pleasure still hurt: afternoons spent jostling, touching, and sometimes even fighting each other. The joy of shouting, of insulting each other, of feeling alive. A slow, dark, documentary in which time doesn't seem to exist. 


Isabel Pagliai

Isabel Pagliai was born in 1988, she is currently living and working in Paris. She studied literature and art history at the Université Denis-Diderot in Paris and graduated from Le Fresnoy, National Studio of Contemporary Arts. Her cinematographic work, which combines fictional approach and documentary filming, revolves around themes of childhood and language. Her films have been selected in various international festivals with Isabella Morra (2015) winning many prizes, including Best International Short Film at RIDM.

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2020, 43'

Directed by:
Isabel Pagliai

Screenplay by:
Isabel Pagliai, Mathias Bouffier 

Isabel Pagliai

Edited by:
Mathias Bouffier

Martin Bertier, Helen Olive

Produced by:
5A7 Films, Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, Pictanovo

Festivals & Awards:

Dokufest 2020 – Short Dox Award
IndieLisboa 2020 – Grand Prize Best Short Film
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2020
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2020


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