France / 2017 / 49'
In the middle of the Siberian taiga, 725 km from the nearest village live two families: the Braguines and the Kilines. The only way to reach Braguino is a long trip on the River Yenisei. The families are self-sufficient and live according to their own rules and principles, but in the middle of the village there is a barrier: they refuse to speak to each other. On an island in the middle of the river a community develops: that of the children. Free, unpredictable and wild. A cruel story unfolds, in which tension and fears give shape to the geography of an ancestral conflict, starting from the fear of otherness and animals, and the joy offered by the forests.
Born in 1983, he lives and works in Paris. He studied at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg and Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains. In 2015 his first full-length film Ni le ciel, Ni la terre won the Gan Foundation award at Cannes Film Festival and received a César nomination for best debut film.
Subtitles: Italian, English