Treasure Island

Treasure Island
L’îe au trèsor

France | 2018 | DCP | Color | 97 min | Guillaume Brac

FRIDAY 4 | LE CINÉMA IFAL | 16:00 HRS | 97 MIN
TUESDAY 8 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 18:30 HRS | 97 MIN

Director: Guillaume Brac
Producer: Nicolas Anthome
Cinematography: Martin Rit
Editing: Karen Benainous
Sound: Manuel Vidal, Nicolas Joly, Arnaud Marten
Production Company:  Bathysphere

Synopsis
It´s summer on a leisure base in the tough Paris suburbs.
A land of adventures, flirting and transgression for some, a place to hide out or take a break for others. With its beach and its hidden nooks and crannies, it’s like a childhood kingdom waiting to be explored, resonating with the turmoil of today’s society.

Biography
After studying production at the Fémis, Guillaume Brac worked as assistant director, notably on Parc by Arnaud des Pallières and Un baiser s’il vous plaît by Emmanuel Mouret. He co-founded the company Année Zéro with which he directed and produced a short film Stranded (Le Naufragé) in 2009, then a medium-length film A World Without Women (Un Monde sans femmes) in 2011, which won awards in many festivals in France and abroad. In 2012, these two films were released together theatrically in France and were a big critical and box office success, then in Belgium and Japan. In 2013, he directed his first feature film, Tonnerre (Rectangle Production), presented in Official Competition at the Locarno Festival and released theatrically in January 2014. He then directed a medium length documentary Rest For The Braves (bathysphere) shown in 2016 at the FID Marseille and screened on Ciné+. After his diptych July Tales, the first part of which is set at the leasure park in Cergy Pontoise, he returned to the same setting in 2017 to shoot a feature length documentary, Treasure Island. Treasure
Island and July tales, both produced by bathysphere and distributed by Les Films du losange, will be released in France in July 2018.