ANGEL AT SEA | UN ANGE A LA MER
Director: Frédéric Dumont . Belgium, Canada, 2009, 86 min
|Frédéric Dumont won the DQ award in Karlovy Vary in 2009. He also received the main festival prize, the Crystal Globe|
A truly independant and commendable effort. A well portrayed psychological drama without depending on a conventional story telling. It considers the audience nature enough and avoids spoonfeeding. The multi dimensional character studies are well supported by the wonderfull cast. The ideas which work on conceptual level also work in practice like isolation, claustrophobia, insecurity and unconditional love.
Twelve-year-old Louis lives with his parents and older brother in a small town in southern Morocco. Louis is a happy boy until the moment when his father tells him a secret that only they will share. This successful feature debut relies on excellent performances by Olivier Gourmet, Anne Consigny, and especially the convincing Martin Nissen as Louis. The movie is gorgeous to look at, and features a gripping story.