• Afloat

    Directed by Ève-Chems de Brouwer
    France | 20 minutes |

A young woman must come to terms with a sudden change in her appearance as she visits family and old acquaintances along the Mediterranean coast.

Presented with the kind permission of ARTE: https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/RC-019277/courts-a-domicile/

In competition for the Young Cineastes Award

film details

Director: Ève-Chems de Brouwer
Producers: Idris Lettifi, Moussa Lettifi
Screenwriter: Ève-Chems de Brouwer
Cinematographers: Jean-Louis Vialard
Editor: Julien Leloup
Music: Eric Bentz
Cast: Garance Eltejaye, Benjamin Siksou, Louise Massin
Original Language Title: Sous l'écorce
Country: France
Language: In French with English subtitles.
Year: 2019
Running Time: 20 minutes
Awards: Jury Prize, Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur; Best Short Film, Cabourg Film Festival
Primary Company: Piano Sano Films
Contact Email: fiona@pianosanofilms.fr
Website: https://www.facebook.com/souslecorcelefilm/

director biography

Ève-Chems De Brouwer is an actress, stage director and movie director. She studied at the École Supérieure du Théâtre National in Strasbourg. She appeared in the series Reporters (Canal +) and Les Invincibles (Arte). In 2010, she gave a theater workshop at the Rezodanse Dance School in Alexandria, Egypt, and wrote and directed her first play, Le Gène de l'Amour Fou, on the hereditary transmission of love behavior, at the Théâtre 71. In 2011, she participated in the International Encounters of Young Stage Designers at the FTA in Montreal, where she lived until 2015. In the process, she directed J'entends les murs, a documentary video about her work with blind people, and staged a show of the same name in 2013 at La Chapelle Theater. Docteur. B., her latest creation in collaboration with Charles Behr, a neurologist specializing in epilepsy, is presented in 2015 at the TransAmériques Festival in Montreal. She trained in documentary writing at the Agence culturelle of Alsace from July to September 2016, and followed a second training in Editing Awareness at the Maison du Film in France in 2017. Montreal, her first short film, was selected at Lille International Short Film Festival and will be in Brest European Short Film Festival’s national competition in the fall. Afloat is her second short film. She’s currently writing her first feature film.

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