Synopsis:
'La Tourmente' is a snow tempest raging over the highlands and foothills of the Lozère Mountains. Swirling, it leads whoever meet it out of his way. As soon as winter begins, the inhabitants start looking for the storm coming, fearing it, making it their main topic of conversation, talking about those who got lost because of it, or killed. They become melancholic when it takes to long to go out. In order to cross the storms, or just to live with them, men invented long ago some signs, gestures, markers, secrets. These beliefs are supposed to regenerate the relationship between man and nature. I have been living since several years in one of these villages of the Lozère Mountains, and I know how much is the storm real, how deep it marks the life and the imaginations. I also know that she reveals a deeper fear, older, born from the experience of night, emptiness, confusion. More than the portrait of a rural world imprisoned into winter’s harshness, this film will be a crossing of the storms, the ones who senable you to find yourself after getting lost, the ones who darken the sight to better unveil a part of an elsewhere...
Recent award(s):
Visions du Réel - International Film Festival (Nyon)
Director's filmography:
- Les dormants (Short)
- Racines lointaines (2002 - Feature)
- Le cercle des noyés (2006 - Feature)
- Territoire perdu (2011 - Feature)
- Les Tourmentes (2014 - Feature)
- Les Éternels (2017 - Feature)
Type:
Feature
Genre:
Doc
Year of production:
2014
Status:
Finished
Runtime:
90'
Majority:
Yes
Production:
Cobra Films