Islands

Les Îles

The characters in this film wander through the maze of eroticism and love, with desire being their only guide. “I really wanted it to be a ‘sentimental crowd’; even the monster is sentimental,” said director Yann Gonzalez. “I wanted it to be a dream which is affectionate as well as erotic … i wanted to stage fantasies in a dark, sometimes even a little cliché manner, and add a layer of feelings … Suddenly, an ultra-lyrical love dialogue is added to all this, while being a priori very raw.”

  • Year:
    2017
  • Runtime:
    23
  • Country:
    France
  • Director:
    Yann Gonzalez
  • Screenplay:
    Yann Gonzalez
  • Dir. of Photography:
    Simon Beaufils
  • Editor:
    Raphaël Lefèvre
  • Cast:
    Sarah-Megan Allouch, Thomas Ducasse, Alphonse Maitrepierre, Mathilde Mennetrier, Romain Merle, Simon Thiébaut
  • Production:
    Ecce Films
  • Sales:
    Ecce Films
  • Festivals:
    Cannes 2017 – Semaine de la Critique (Queer Palm – Short Film)

Schedule:

10.11.2017 15:45 Kino Lumière (K2) (part of Shorts Competition 1)

About the Director:

Yann Gonzalez

Yann Gonzalez (1977, Nice, France) shot six short films between 2006 and 2012 before drifting toward a longer format with You and the Night (Les Rencontres d’après Minuit), presented during the Critics’ Week at the Cannes IFF in 2013. Upon finishing his latest short film, Islands (Les Îles), he began filming his second feature, a Knife in the Heart (Un Couteau dans le cœur), in the spring of 2017.