Films

Sunbeat

Sunbeat, "Soleil Battant"

International Premiere

Synopsis

Director

The debut movie „Sunbeat“ by sisters Clara and Laura Laperrousaz takes the viewer to the hot midsummery Portugal and its scorched hills where under the deceptively calm surface there bubble the past events.

The young and beautiful parents Iris (Ana Girardot) and Gabriel (Clément Roussier) return to the family home in Portugal with their adorable twin daughters Emma and Zoe (Océane and Margaux Le Caoussin). Once they spent all their happy sultry summers here. Now the house has been empty for years.

The summer passes in the rhythm of twins. They wake up in their parents’ bed, eat on the terrace hiding from the already hot sun, wander in the fields and on the riverbanks. But it doesn’t look like Iris is enjoying the summer. The sun and the breathtakingly golden summer are suffocating her and seeing Zoe and Emma and hearing their frank comments on nature and life in general hurts more and more.

Iris and Gabriel are faced with something that both of them have buried deep into their souls and they have to find a way to accept the past and the future. Something dark is creeping into the lives of the redheaded angels through incomprehensible hints and bits and pieces that slowly sucks them in. It looks like the past is repeating itself.

The sisters Laperrousaz have found little redheaded twins (who look like them at that age) to play the part and they study with gentleness and deep empathy the children’s reactions to and understandings of the signals, half-truths and the burden of fear and love of the adult world.

The family’s anguish over the lost resonates perfectly with the oppressive, dry and deafeningly chirping midsummery Portuguese landscape, where even the night does not bring relief.

Dagmar Raudam

 

 

Clara Laperrousaz, Laura Laperrousaz

Clara Laperrousaz (b. 1980, Paris) studied philosophy. The master (first class Honours) she wrote was on Nietzsche. She started to direct with her sister Laura video-art films, then short feature films. She wrote three plays for theatre. Her first experimental feature film was "Rodeo" (2011) and the second middle-length feature was "Embracing the Skies" (Retenir les ciels, 2013), both made together with sister Laura.

Laura Laperrousaz (b. 1983, Paris) graduated from the National Fine Arts Academy of Paris in 2009. She started to direct with her sister Clara video-art films, then short feature films. Her first experimental feature film was "Rodeo" (2011) and the second middle-length feature was "Embracing the skies" (Retenir les ciels, 2013), both made together with sister Clara.



Filmography

  • Soleil battant (Sunbeat, 2017)

Schedule

30.11.2017
18:00 - 20:06
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 141001
Guests (2)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Clara Laperrousaz, Director Laura Laperrousaz
01.12.2017
19:30 - 21:26
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 151302
Guests (2)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Clara Laperrousaz, Director Laura Laperrousaz
01.12.2017
21:30 - 23:06
Tartu, 
Athena keskus
Subtitles: EST, ENG
Screening code: 152003
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

First Feature Competition

Film info

Countries: France, Portugal
Year: 2017
Duration: 96 minutes
Languages: French, Portuguese
Directors: Clara Laperrousaz, Laura Laperrousaz
Producer: Paulo Branco
Writers: Clara Laperrousaz, Laura Laperrousaz
DOP: Vasco Viana
Montage: Nicolas Desmaison
Composer: Giani Caserotto
Cast: Ana Girardot, Clément Roussier, Océane Le Caoussin, Margaux Le Caoussin
Production:  Alfama Films

Synopsis

Director

The debut movie „Sunbeat“ by sisters Clara and Laura Laperrousaz takes the viewer to the hot midsummery Portugal and its scorched hills where under the deceptively calm surface there bubble the past events.

The young and beautiful parents Iris (Ana Girardot) and Gabriel (Clément Roussier) return to the family home in Portugal with their adorable twin daughters Emma and Zoe (Océane and Margaux Le Caoussin). Once they spent all their happy sultry summers here. Now the house has been empty for years.

The summer passes in the rhythm of twins. They wake up in their parents’ bed, eat on the terrace hiding from the already hot sun, wander in the fields and on the riverbanks. But it doesn’t look like Iris is enjoying the summer. The sun and the breathtakingly golden summer are suffocating her and seeing Zoe and Emma and hearing their frank comments on nature and life in general hurts more and more.

Iris and Gabriel are faced with something that both of them have buried deep into their souls and they have to find a way to accept the past and the future. Something dark is creeping into the lives of the redheaded angels through incomprehensible hints and bits and pieces that slowly sucks them in. It looks like the past is repeating itself.

The sisters Laperrousaz have found little redheaded twins (who look like them at that age) to play the part and they study with gentleness and deep empathy the children’s reactions to and understandings of the signals, half-truths and the burden of fear and love of the adult world.

The family’s anguish over the lost resonates perfectly with the oppressive, dry and deafeningly chirping midsummery Portuguese landscape, where even the night does not bring relief.

Dagmar Raudam

 

 

Clara Laperrousaz, Laura Laperrousaz

Clara Laperrousaz (b. 1980, Paris) studied philosophy. The master (first class Honours) she wrote was on Nietzsche. She started to direct with her sister Laura video-art films, then short feature films. She wrote three plays for theatre. Her first experimental feature film was "Rodeo" (2011) and the second middle-length feature was "Embracing the Skies" (Retenir les ciels, 2013), both made together with sister Laura.

Laura Laperrousaz (b. 1983, Paris) graduated from the National Fine Arts Academy of Paris in 2009. She started to direct with her sister Clara video-art films, then short feature films. Her first experimental feature film was "Rodeo" (2011) and the second middle-length feature was "Embracing the skies" (Retenir les ciels, 2013), both made together with sister Clara.



Filmography

  • Soleil battant (Sunbeat, 2017)
Scholarship of 5000 EUR from Jameson.