Borderlines: Fidelio: Alice's Journey
Borderlines Film Festival
Alice is a 30 year-old sailor, in love with Félix who waits for her ashore as she unexpectedly sets off as second mechanic on the Fidelio, an old freighter. On board, she discovers not only that she replaces a recently deceased mechanic, but also that the Captain is none other than her first great love, Gaël.
Easily the most fascinating film to come along and challenge traditional gender roles in the past year... Anchored by a courageous lead performance and steered by a fresh-voiced helmer showing impressive command of both atmosphere and subtext, Lucie Borleteau’s emotionally complex, logistically daunting debut should find receptive berth among discriminating fests...
Dir: Julie Borleteau | France | 2015 | 97 mins | French w/Eng ST
Cast | Ariane Lebed, Melvil Poupaud, Andres Danielsen Lie