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Country: Belgika
Year: 2013
Duration: 59'
Direction: Khristine Gillard
Cinematographer: Sébastien Koeppel
Editor: Julien Contreau
Sound: Josefina Rodriguez
Production: alter ego films / Sophie Bruneau, Marc-Antoine Roudil

Film produced with the support of the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles y VOO.


2014 FATP - Belgium (Grand Prize) / Visions du Réel - Nyon (International Competition) / Heart of Slavonia (Special Heart of Slavonia) / EDOC – Ecuador / Etats Généraux du documentaire de Lussas – France / Taiwan International Film Festival (International Competition) / Iran International Documentary Film Festival (International Competition).

This time an island within a lake in Nicaragua: Ometepe Island, which means “two mountains” in Nahuatl. Here, the approach to paradise reaches the summit, the place where perhaps the volcano hides the last of the questions: where does the wind come from? Each shot on this island is a question. Each second is a lost eternity. An initial horizontal reading shows us the island from left to right, with a camera that licks the land, showing its banana crops, its fears of lava and its parties with deafening drums. Then, it moves vertically to climb up to the top and finish off with the mysteries of its perpetual clouds. Nothing is left out of this paradise that seems that someone is forever trapped between wakefulness and sleep.

Khristine Gillard

(Brussels, 1972)

Khristine Gillard is a filmmaker and founding member of LABO, film processing and research laboratory (super 8mm and 16mm) in Brussels. She works with sound and image through installations, multi-projections and films. Other films of hers portray the paradise and souls of the Camargue in Miramen and breathe life into prostitutes and their clients in the feature film, Des Hommes.

Filmography :

Des hommes (2008)
Miramen (2011)
Gésir (2013)
Cochihza (2014)

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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