Archive of films Angel at Sea / Un ange à la mer

Belgium / Canada
2009, 86 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Year: 2009

Twelve-year-old Louis lives with his parents and older brother in a small town in southern Morocco. Louis is a happy boy until the moment when his father tells him a secret that only they will share. This successful feature debut relies on excellent performances by Olivier Gourmet, Anne Consigny, and especially the convincing Martin Nissen as Louis. The movie is gorgeous to look at, and features a gripping story.


Synopsis

Twelve-year-old Louis lives with his parents and older brother in a small town in southern Morocco. Louis is a happy boy who loves the sea, his father, to play soccer with the local kids, and to laugh. One day his father tells him a secret that only they will share. The secret immediately changes the lives of young Louis and his family – enough to cause the boy to lose his innocence forever. This outstanding feature debut relies heavily on excellent performances by Olivier Gourmet, Anne Consigny, and especially the highly convincing Martin Nissen as Louis. The movie is gorgeous to look at, with a gripping story whose ambiguities evoke multiple questions but few answers.

About the director

Frédéric Dumont (b. 1961, Brussels) finished up studies at Belgium’s IAD University in 1987, then worked as an assistant director for six years. In 1993 he made his first short, Viva Belgica, then mainly focused on documentaries and TV reports. Filmography – shorts: Une journée particulière (1994), Murmure (1994), Au bout du regard (1994), Les médecins (1995), Imaginez un outil pour parler du sida (1995), Bruxelles, ville portuaire (1996); documentaries: Le chemin des aigles (1992), Les Belges du bout du monde (1997), Homme à la soirée de la cave (2000), Chasseur d’étoiles (2000), Un simple maillon (2002), Trace de vies (2003). Angel at Sea is his feature debut.

Contacts

Dragons Films
23 de Belle-vue, 7100, La Louviere
Belgium
Tel: +32 64 237 650
Fax: +32 64 237 669
E-mail: stephane.lhoest@dragonsfilms.be

Palomar
6750 rue de l'Esplanade, bureau 315, H2V 4M1, Montreal, Quebec
Canada
Tel: +1 514 522 8090
Fax: +1 514 522 8339
E-mail: barbara.shrier@palomarfilms.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm
World premiere

Section: Official Selection - Competition
   
Director: Frédéric Dumont
Screenplay: Frédéric Dumont
Dir. of Photography: Virginie Saint Martin
Music: Luc Sicard
Editor: Glenn Berman
Producer: Stéphane Lhoest
Production: Dragons Films
Cast: Martin Nissen, Anne Consigny, Olivier Gourmet
Contact: Dragons Films, Palomar

Guests

Frédéric Dumont

Film Director

Stéphane Lhoest

Producer


Martin Nissen

Actor, Actor

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