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by Lucie Borleteau


Alice is a sailor. While her partner Félix waits for her on land, she sets off as second mechanic on the Fidelio, an old freighter. On board, she discovers not only that her predecessor has just died, but also that the skipper is none other than the first great love of her life. Alice finds a notebook in her cabin, apparently that of the former mechanic, and on reading its contents – accounts of mechanical problems, sexual conquests and lovelorn emotions – finds, oddly, that they mirror her own concerns. As they make stops at various ports, dealing with life aboard alongside an all-male crew and the swell and pitch of her romantic feelings, the young woman tries to stay on course.

international title: Fidelio: Alice’s Journey
original title: Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice
country: France
sales agent: Pyramide International
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Lucie Borleteau
film run: 97'
release date: ES 25/12/2015
screenplay: Lucie Borleteau, Clara Bourreau
cast: Ariane Labed, Melvil Poupaud, Anders Danielsen Lie, Pascal Tagnati, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Nathanaël Maïni, Bogdan Zamfir
cinematography by: Simon Beaufils
film editing: Guy Lecorne
art director: Sidney Dubois
costumes designer: Sophie Bégon
music: Thomas De Pourquery
producer: Pascal Caucheteux, Marine Arrighi de Casanova, Isabelle Tillou
co-producer: Olivier Père
production: Why Not Productions, Apsara Films, ARTE France Cinéma
distributor: Abordar Casa de Películas

main awards/selection

Festival del film Locarno 2014 International competition
Festival du Film d'Amour de Mons 2015
European Competition
Brussels Film Festival 2015 

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