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A Girl From Ouessant

A Girl From Ouessant

A Short film by Éléonore Saintagnan

Produced by Michigan Films, Mains d'Œuvres

Production year : 2018


    Ouessant Island is farthest to the west, right at the very tip of Brittany. The last piece of land before America. In the past, all the men spent their time working at sea and the island was inhabited almost entirely by women. The film's director immerses us in the island's archives and, floating between dream and reality, takes on the identity of Barba, a girl from Ouessant, whose father disappeared at sea without leaving a trace. How does one then mourn? Between anthropological documentary and fiction, the film takes the form of an ethnographic tale.

    Participants (5)

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producers :

    Michigan Films, Mains d'Œuvres

    Photos (5)

    Full credits (13)

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :


    Sub-genre :

    Auteur documentary, Research - Experimental, Video art, Fairy tale

    Themes :

    Ethnography, Religion, Psychoanalysis, Traditions

    Production language :


    Coproducer countries :

    Belgium, France

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    50% French (Belgium, France)

    Production year :


    Runtime :

    28 min

    Production formats :


    Color type :

    Color and Black & White

    Aspect ratio :


    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Rating restrictions :



    Festival Selections (4)

    Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg - 2019

    Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (Germany, 2019)


    International Competition

    FIFF - 2018

    FIFF (Belgium, 2018)


    National Competition


    Visions du réel - 2018

    Visions du réel (Switzerland, 2018)


    Prize for Best Short Film