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Le Saphir de Saint-Louis

Country: Spain
Year: 2015
Duration: 35'
Direction: José Luis Guerin
Writer: José Luis Guerin
Cinematographer: Nicolas Contant
Editor: Nuria Esquerra
Sound: Benoît Perraud, Marisol Nievas
Production: Festival International du Film de La Rochelle, Perspective Films

The final documentary from the hands of the director from Barcelona, who is well known at Punto de Vista, will also see the light with its premiere in Spain on our tenth anniversary of the Festival. A perfect gift that will be rounded off with his presence to discuss the film and meet the film audience. The film is based on Saint-Louis Cathedral in La Rochelle, a cathedral that is not at all “flamboyant”, but hides unique treasure in one of its chapels in which the filmmaker puts his eye and… his soul. There, among  a multitude of offerings from the Merchant Navy, a painting that is witness to the tragedy of the Saphir  in 1741 can be contemplated, a slave schooner that was run aground in inter-tropical waters, with  271 slaves and 30 crew member aboard. This small painting is like a secret door in a cathedral that opens up to the big story.  

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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