Anaelle is 18 years old. In a few days, she leaves for England to attend university. Her belongings are scattered on her bedroom floor: the styles of her school years, holiday mementos, sociology textbooks. She wishes she could take it all. Packing the contents of her life, Anaelle laughs, cries, yells, and lights up a cigarette. She reflects on the past and worries about the future: what she packs in her suitcase connects the two.
Interview with filmmaker Simon Kessler
An important moment filled with excitement, stress and sadness, captured by a loving and sensible eye.
OTHER FILMS OF THE THEMATIC BLOCK
• The Visit by Jorge Leandro Colàs
• La Aguja y el Tambor by Andrès Solis Barrios
• The Voices From Inside by Elina Chared
Discussion between Amélie Ward and Gaëlle Lechevallier around this thematic block
Simon Kessler is a French documentary filmmaker based between Montreal and Paris. He has directed and developed a number of documentaries for network television, including the National Geographic and Planète+ channels. His documentary AF447: In Search of Flight AF447 has been featured by the Guardian, France Inter, Radio-France International and Radio-Canada. In addition to his television work, Simon has developed a number of self-produced short documentaries. His personal practice privileges intimate portraits of people, places and institutions in intersticial moments.