Director: Côme Ledésert
Synopsis: Toni is a fisherman in Lampedusa. He sees men, women and children traveling from another continent. Who are these migrants arriving by sea on an island at the entry door of Europe, leaving it as soon as they can if they didn’t die before on their paths? Through Toni’s testimony, intercut by animation that underlines his role of obliged witness, this documentary invites us to question our perception of migrants in Europe – between our tenacious fantasies, Toni’s reality and their persisting dreams. By intercutting animation with documentary footage, his M.A. film "Persisting Dreams" about Lampedusa focuses on the boundary between fiction and documentary as well as social sciences and art.
|Director of Photography||Côme Ledésert|
|Additional Camera||Clara Miranda Scherffig|
|Animation||Joanna Szelag & Nicolas Kovalenko|
|Screening Format||DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)|
5.1 Surround, Stereo
About the film maker:
Born in 1989, Côme Ledésert is a French filmmaker who graduated from the Freie Universität Berlin in Visual Anthropology in 2014. His live action short "Les Fidélités" was selected for the official competition at Achtung Berlin - New Berlin Award in 2014 as well as for the Shortcutz Berlin competition. His documentary short "Almut" was selected for several international film festivals in Estonia, USA, Canada and Germany. By intercutting animation with documentary footage, his final M.A. film "Persisting Dreams" about Lampedusa focuses on the boundary between fiction and documentary as well as social sciences and art.
Film Festival invitations:
- 39th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (46th STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Documentary Section, Canada), Sept 2, 2015
- 9th NÜRNBERG INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany), Sept 30, 2015
- 34th JEAN ROUCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France), Nov. 7, 2015
Distribution: aug & ohr medien: http://augohr.de/catalogue/persisting-dreams