Cilaos

2016 | 00:13:00 | France | Color | Dolby 5.1 | 4:3 | 16mm film

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Death and Dying, Religion/Spirituality, Ritual

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To keep a promise made to her dying mother, a young woman goes off in search of her father, a womanizer she has never met. Along the way, she soon learns that he is dead. But that doesn’t change her plans, she still intends to find him. 

Carried by the spell-binding rhythm of the maloya, a ritual chant from Reunion Island, Cilaos explores the deep and murky ties that bind the dead and the living.

Prizes + Awards

Festival del Film Locarno 2016, Pardino D'argento

Berwick Film & Media Art Festival 2016, Best Film of the New Cinema Competition

Janela Internacional de Cinema 2016, Best Short Film of the International Competition

Antofadocs 2016, Special Mention

Zinebi 2016, Silver Fiction Award "Mikeldi De Plata"

Festival de Cartagena 2017, Special Mention

Go Short 2017, Special Mention Best European Film

Media City Film Festival 2017, Honourable Mention

Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris 2017, Prix Ex-Aequo

35° Festival Tous courts Aix-en-Provence 2017, Special Mention