International Competition : Feature films 2017

No Man Is an Island

Dominique Marchais

2017
France
1h36
Documentary
Col.

Dominique Marchais continues to explore what he began with Le Temps des grâces (2010) and La Ligne de partage des eaux (2014). No Man Is an Island begins at the Municipal Palace of Sienna, considering the frescoes of the Allegory of Good and Bad Government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. It then applies this question to contemporary locations, in Sicily and alpine regions, where local initiatives demonstrate good government – and above all, good sense for the common good. The title comes from 17th-century English poet John Donne and is not an appeal for widespread withdrawal, but instead the expression of a desire for virtuous co-dependency. John Donne continues thus: “every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main”. (Arnaud Hée)

Dominique Marchais first worked as a critique for the cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles. He has been a programmer in Entrevues until 2002.
SF : Lenz échappé (2003)
FF : Le Temps des grâces (Entrevues 2009), La Ligne de partage des eaux (2011)

Screenplay
Dominique Marchais
Photography
Claire Mathon, Sébastien Buchmann
Sound
Mikaël Kandelman, Marc von Sturler, Emanuele Giunta, Mikaël Barre
Editing
Jean-Christophe Hym
Production
Mélanie Gerin, Paul Rozenberg (Zadig Films)

CONTACT
Mathieu Berthon (Météore Films)
mathieu@meteore-films.fr

 

2017 Competition