Programme

I Comete: A Corsican Summer

Pascal Tagnati

France, 2021 / 127 min / French & Corsican OV mit French subt. / Drama

Focus ACID

Those who never left welcome back those who went abroad. Under the burning sun and in the echoes of rippling laughter, summer suspends the time but doesn't heal all wounds.

“Over the course of one summer, the filmmaker captures on the fly portraits of a Corsican village's inhabitants. With carefully crafted framing and subtle choreography, the trajectories of a myriad of individuals play out before our eyes without betraying their intimacy. And yet…”  Aurélia Barbet, Ombline Ley, Idir Serghine, directors (members of ACID, association of film directors)

Screenings
Tue 08/03 13:30 Cinémathèque Corsican & FR OV with FR.subt Public https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00004384?locationFilters=LFFCI&dateTime...

“At once atmospheric, impressionist and multilinear, Pascal Tagnati's beguiling debut feature explores the many different facets of a small Corsican village under the gaze of the summer sun” Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa, 05/02/2021

“A Corsican Summer is an ambitious first feature-length outing for Tagnati. While its pacing and structure are definitely an acquired taste, it accomplishes everything it set out to do effectively and boldly, confident in its narrative journey and content to take its time.” Umar Ali, The Upcoming

“(...) intricate and riveting piece of cinema” Martin Kudlac, Screen Anarchy, 05/10/2021

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Awards
  • Special Jury Award, Tiger Competition, IFFR, 2021 (The Netherlands)
  • Official Selection, ACID Cannes, 2021 (France)
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Jean-Christophe Folly , Pascal Tagnati , Cédric Appietto , Davia Benedetti , Jérémy Alberti et Apollonia Orsoni
Screenplay 
Pascal Tagnati
Cinematographer 
Javier Ruiz Gómez
Montage 
Claudia Wolscht
Sound 
Amaury Arboun, Vincent Verdoux et Pierre Bompy
Production 
5 à 7 Films, Lotta Films
Distribution 
Best Friend Forever
Biography

Born in 1982 in Ajaccio (Corsica, France), Pascal Tagnati is an actor, author, director and producer. In the cinema, he notably plays in the films of Lucie Borleteau (Fidelio), Delphine Leoni (La Nuit est là), Sarah Arnold (Parades), Thierry de Peretti (Sleepwalkers), Antonin Peretjatko (La Loi de la Jungle), Lavinie Boffy (Life or Rain). He also acts in theater productions, under the direction of François Orsoni, Jean-Christophe Meurisse for the Les Chiens de Navarre collective, Thierry de Peretti, Cristèle Alves Meira and in his own productions. In his films, Pascal Tagnati observes his time, his contemporaries or himself, with humor, sensitivity and melancholy. I Comete is his first feature film.

Filmography
  • 2021 - I Comete
  • 2017 - La Punta (court-métrage)
  • 2016 - Le Fan de base (court-métrage)
  • 2016 - Les Nymphes de la Punta (court-métrage)
  • 2013 - Bugarach (court-métrage)
  • 2012 - Vergogna (court-métrage)
  • 2010 - Belorusskaïa (court-métrage)