Camping du lac

Éléonore Saintagnan

Radar Belgium, France 69 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

Éléonore drives west. Her car breaks down in the middle of Brittany, France. She rents a bungalow there in a camping with a view of the lake, in which, it is said, lives a legendary beast. From mobile home to mobile home, she observes the present, summons the past and lets herself be invaded by fiction

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Themes

French CinemaFemale DirectorDocumentaryMetacinemaFirst FeatureRoad MovieContrysideSci-fi & Fantasy

Filmmaker

Éléonore Saintagnan

She lives and works in Brussels. A graduate of the Le Fresnoy national studio, she makes short and medium-length films that play with the border between documentary cinema and fiction. Her work articulates notions such as belief and knowledge, craftsmanship and new technologies, history and myth, expertise and amateurism. Camping du lac is her debut feature, and was awarded at Locarno 2023. 

Filmography: Camping du lac (2023, D'A 2024), A Girl From Ouessant (short film, 2018), Wild Beasts (mid-length film, 2015), L’Esprit de la roche (short film, 2015), Johanna (short film, 2012), The Unfortunates (mid-length film, 2012), Un film abécédaire (short film, 2010), Les Petites personnes (short film, 2003)

Éléonore Saintagnan

Film information

Int. title: Camping du lac
Director: Éléonore Saintagnan
Script: Éléonore Saintagnan
Contact: Ecce Films
With: Éléonore Saintagnan, Anna Turluc'h, Jean-Benoît Ugeux, Rosemary Standley, Wayne Standley, Étienne Sibéril
Country: Belgium, France
Year: 2023
Format: DCP
Length: 69 min
Language: French, English, Breton
Subtitles: French, English

Awards

LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL
Ciné+ Special Jury Prize