Thirty days at sea surrounded by the powerful, majestic waves of the Atlantic Ocean that seem to go on forever. Thirty days in the daily lives of a cargo ship crew that capture some of the hidden beauty of this capricious maritime reality. Transatlantic is a documentary essay that offers itself up like a prayer, full of mystery and languor. The film is strangely and secretly hopeful. In the eyes of the sailors we see both their deep love of life at sea and their exhaustion in the face of the intensity of this cruel and unforgiving environment. The immense vastness of the ocean surrounds them in every direction. Officers and sailors work and play, but also dream. The ship is both a metaphor and a microcosm...
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Félix Dufour-Laperrière, Nicolas Dufour-Laperrière
L’embuscade 2218 Darling Montréal.Qc H1W2W8 T: 514.266.9422
Felix Dufour-Laperriere studied, lives and works in Montreal. His films are divided between animation, essays and experimental shorts. His work has been featured in numerous festivals, galleries, museums and national and international events and has won several awards and distinctions.
Un, deux, trois, crépuscule (2006, short), Head (2006, short), Variations sur Marilou (2007, short), Rosa Rosa (2008, short), M (2009, short), Strips (2010, short), Canicule (2011, doc.), Parallèle nord (2012, short), Dynamique de la pénombre (2012, short), The Day Is Listening (2013, short), Transatlantic (2014, doc.).