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In the Billowing Night

In the Billowing Night

A Short film by Érika Étangsalé

Produced by We Film

Production year : 2021


Jean-René is a retired workman who has lived in Mâcon, France, since emigrating from Reunion Island at the age of 17. Today, for the first time ever, the quiet man recounts his story to his daughter. His journey is interspersed with enigmatic dreams and pains that are rooted in the wounds of the French colonial past.

Participants (5)

Production and distribution (3)

Photos (5)

Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Jonathan Rubin

Screenwriter :

Érika Étangsalé

Co-producer :

Olivier Dejean

Production Manager :

Jonathan Rubin

Sound Editor :

Pierre George

Sound Mixer :

Yannick Delmaire

Technical details

Short film

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Sub-genre :

Research - Experimental

Themes :

Emigration, Exile, Exodus, Dreams

Production language :

French, Creole, Malagasy, Wolof

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Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

51 min

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Color type :

Color and Black & White

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Audio format :

Digital 5.1

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