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Production country: 
France
Running time (In minutes): 
7
Theme: 
Independent
Category/Format: 
Experiment
Student film: 
No
Poster: 
Cast (2012)
Production year: 
January, 2012
Film Credits
About the Director: 

British national based in France

Film director: 
Simon Welch
Producer: 
Simon Welch
Screenplay: 
Simon Welch
Editing: 
Simon Welch
Film photographer: 
Simon Welch
Sound: 
Simon Welch
Film synopsis: 
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In the &quot;demi-monde&quot; of night fishing, anglers on a French beach cast their lines. The camera follows their night-long toiling in obscurity, the contrast provided by the limited light sources resembling a scene from a baroque painting. Thus, a relatively ordinary activity takes on an otherworldly aspect, becoming an allegory for contemporary existence as well as for artistic production itself. For me, the situation evokes Miltonian-style scenarios of humans and rebel angels cast out of paradise and the film plays on Biblical fishing-related allusions (several of the apostles were said to be fisherman, and were described as &lsquo;&lsquo;Fishers of men&rsquo;&rsquo; and Christ was symbolized by a fish). Therefore, on a symbolic level, in the film the fishermen produce a &lsquo;&lsquo;divine&rsquo;&rsquo; signifier (i.e. the fish) which is subsequently disposed of, presumably leaving them to cast around for alternative significations.&nbsp;</p>
Budget
Budget Range: 
Under $10 000
Technical infos
Technical infos
Original Film Format: 
HD
Format Ratio: 
16:9
Film Sound: 
Dolby A
Festival Selection, Awards...
Festival selection, awards or citation already received and other comments... :
Already selected in a Festival?: 
Yes
Festival selections: 

 

"11:11" video screening at Kitchen Space, Chicago, USA, Sept 2014. "Fat Out Fest", Salford, UK, May 2014. "Toride City Video Projection Competition", Japan, March – May 2014. Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, USA, February and November 2014. "8th International Streaming Festival for Audio Visual Art", The Hague, Holland, 2013. "Moments in Time", MIA, Amory Centre for the Arts, Pasadena, USA, Nov 2013.  "Imagen Digital Video Festival", Espacioenter, Tenerife, Nov 2013. "Hörlursfestival", LAB Gallery, Sweden, July 2013.  

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Sales/distribution name: 
Simon Welch
Publicity Infos
Publicity contact: 
Simon Welch
Publicity contact email: 
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