WHICH WAY HOME?
Chady and David are two contemporary sailors, brought together not by wanderlust (as is usually the case with tales of seamen and pirates), but rather by the mirage and necessity of exile. They both travel and work far away from their native land and families, on various ships that sail the seas of Switzerland, sharing a common destiny of (self)exile and recognizing in each other the particular reflection of their own inner turmoil.
Aside from his discourse on rootlessness and abandonment, Lucien Monot maintains a certain something from the world of fairy tales: a fluid, quivering dream, a journey into the world of childhood, a fraction of a second throughout which turbid phantasms and dreams glide along. On board the ship, nostalgia and dreams converge, and between the two realities – of the native land and of the slippery, shifting adoptive space – the boundaries slowly dissolve. (by Andreea Chiper)
awards and festivals
Solothurn Film Festival 2020 / Visions du Réel 2019 - World Premiere