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Pacifiction (French, English, Polynesian, Portuguese with French subtitles)
Location
Main screening room
Date
June 30th, 2024
Duration
165 min
Cycle
Islands of perdition

Remote and mysterious, whether hostile or enticing, infernal microcosms or dreamed worlds, islands have long captivated the imaginations of filmmakers. By their very isolated nature, they often serve as metaphoric or literal settings of loss and introspection, inviting exploration and oblivion. Enclosed by water, they provide ideal backdrops for intimate dramas and intense adventures, their geography shaping the narrative. As many real-world islands face existential threats, we invite you to explore a few fictional isles where cinema has found its enchanting refuge along the shore.

Winner of the César Awards for Best Actor for Benoît Magimel and Best Cinematography in 2023

Pacifiction
Directed by
Albert Serra
Language
French, English, Polynesian, Portuguese with French subtitles
Actors
Benoît Magimel, Sergi López, Pahoa Mahagafanau
Origins
France, Spain, Germany, Portugal
Year
2022
Duration
165 min
Genre
Drama
Format
Digital
Synopsis

On the island of Tahiti, in French Polynesia, the High Commissioner of the Republic De Roller, representative of the French State, is a man of calculation with perfect manners. In official receptions as well as in illegal establishments, he constantly takes the pulse of a local population from which anger can emerge at any moment. All the more so since a rumor is becoming insistent: a submarine has been sighted whose ghostly presence would announce a resumption of French nuclear tests.

Pacifiction
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Albert Serra

Albert Serra hails from Banyoles, Catalonia, and is a renowned Spanish filmmaker and producer. His work includes Honor de cavallería, a film adaptation of Cervantès' Don Quixote, which premiered at the Directors' Fortnight during the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Another notable creation is Birdsong, shot in captivating black and white, depicting the Three Wise Men and drawing inspiration from the traditional Catalan Christmas carol El cant dels ocells. Serra's talent has been recognized with the grand prize at the International Film Festival Entrevues in Belfort, awarded for both of these films in 2006 and 2008. He also clinched the prestigious Golden Leopard at the 2013 Locarno International Film Festival for his work Historia de la meva mort. In 2022, his latest feature film Pacifiction, received widespread critical acclaim.

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