Land Legs

Dom, 36 years old, is a sailor on board of the fishing boat Petit Gael II from the port of Les Sables d’Olonne, a small town in western France. He’s used to leaving for the open sea for at least three weeks in a row. Inspite of his absences, his teenaged children decided to live with their father after their parents’ divorce. But when his daughter Mailys gets pregnant, Dom has to make a decision … Based on a true story, reenacted by Dominique Leborne and his family.

Director's Biography
SAMUEL COLLARDEY is an award-winning French director and cinematographer. His directorial debut, the graduation film Du soleil en hiver, received awards at the Cannes International Film Festival and the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. His first feature, The Apprentice, received the The Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film in 2008. His current feature premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2015. // Films (selection): Du soleil en hiver (2005, short), L’apprenti (The Apprentice, 2008), Comme un lion (Little Lion, 2012), Tempête (Land Legs, 2015)
European Panorama Fiction 2016
Samuel Collardey
France 2015
89 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Samuel Collardey, Catherine Paillé
Cinematography Samuel Collardey
Editing Julien Lacheray
Sound/Sounddesign Valérie Deloof
Music Vincent Girault
With Dominique Leborne, Matteo Leborne, Mailys Leborne
Producer(s) Grégoire Debailly (Geko Films, FR), France 3 Cinéma (FR)
Geko Films 336 rue Saint Honoré 75001 Paris France info@gekofilms.com
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere