24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
L' ULTIMU SOGNU
director: Lisa Reboulleau
original title: L' ULTIMU SOGNU
running time: 33 min.
synopsisDeep inside the wild nature of Corsica, a woman leads her lonesome life, with menacing forebodings of the future passing through her dreams. She keeps entering the forest, hunting after wildlife and in the eyes of her dead pray, she can see faces of people doomed to pass away soon. The locals think about her as an insane beldam, turning away from her except for a shepherd who had already found out for himself that her gift of telling fortunes is real. A dark film filled with mysterious atmosphere lets the audience into the world of island legends, folk tales and rural superstitions. The film also makes observations on the everyday work of shepherds in the open nature, meanwhile involuntarily contemplating topics posed beyond the horizons of human understanding.
biographyAfter studying humanities and social sciences, French director Lisa Reboulleau graduated in filmmaking and documentary film in Paris and Marseille. She is also active in film production and script writing and frequently makes use of archival footage in her documentaries. Her short film Renée R., lettres retrouvées (2014), a tragic biopic about death, has been screened at many international festivals.
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|cast:||Paul Griscelli, Diana Saliceti|
|photography:||Lisa Reboulleau, Tarek Sami|
|music:||Pierre Reboulleau, Diana Saliceti|
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