Year2013 Duration59 min. DirectorKhristine Gillard PhotographySébastien Koeppel EditorJulien Contreau SoundJosefina 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
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With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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