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APPLE AND VOLCANO – IN SEARCH OF WHAT REMAINS

by Nathalie Oestreicher

synopsis

Fabienne is seriously ill; she does not have much time left to live. Logically worrying about the fate of her two little girls, she wants to know and understand how her friend Nathalie endured—and understands today—the death of her father and her brother when she was a child. Revisiting her story and memories, Nathalie realises that her sentiments are strange and ambiguous, and thus resolves to confront a frozen past that she appears to have rewritten. Around absence, past, present or future, in sensitive and heart-breaking intimacy, the two friends exchange and draw closer to start a final voyage that is as shared as it is individual. How can you leave a trace of yourself for your children without locking them up in memories? How can you continue your path by appropriating the scathing pain that has become numb? Resolutely climbing the peak, both literally and figuratively, Nathalie films Fabienne and her bravery while time changes dimensions, leaving room for a relationship and for moving journeys.

international title: Apple And Volcano – In Search Of What Remains
original title: Pomme et volcan – à la recherche de ce qui reste
country: Switzerland
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Nathalie Oestreicher
film run: 81'
screenplay: Nathalie Oestreicher
cinematography by: Séverine Barde, Milivoj Ivković
film editing: Loredana Cristelli
music: Beni Mosele
producer: Stella Händler
production: freihändler Filmproduktion GmbH
backing: Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
distributor: Cineworx Gmbh
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