A Corsican Summer

Original title

I Comete

Country

France

Duration

127

Year

2021

Director

Pascal Tagnati

Screenwriter

Pascal Tagnati

DOP

Javier Ruiz Gómez

Editor

Pascal Tagnati

Cast

Jean-Christophe Folly, Pascal Tagnati, Cédric Appietto, Apollonia Bronchain Orsoni, Jérémy Alberti, Davia Benedetti, Joseph Castelliti, Roselyne De Nobili, Eric Patris De Breuil, Maryse Miege, Ange-Marie Bisgambiglia, Livia Vittini, Thomas Augugliaro, Palma Vittini

Producer

Martin Bertier, Helen Olive, Delphine Leoni

Production company

5à7 Films, Lotta Films

Festivals and awards

Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam (Special Jury Award), Moscow Int’l Film Festival, FICUNAM

Summer in Corsica. In a small village nestled between mountains, waterfalls and lush vegetation, life is fittingly slow. Children are running around, teenagers are flirting and the elderly are sitting in the local tavern and commenting on the life around them. The locals who never left are welcoming those coming home to spend summer with their families and friends. But August heat strains nerves and exposes old and new grudges. Sometimes it takes but a little spark to start a fire. This meditative film by Corsican stage director, actor and author Pascal Tagnati outlines in an entertaining way the life in a small village where tradition and community matter the most and personal differences are soon forgotten. The film won Jury Award in Rotterdam. 

Pascal Tagnati (1982) is an actor, author and director. He has performed in films by Lucie Borleteau (Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey, 2014), Delphine Leoni (La Nuit est là, 2019), Sarah Arnold (Parades, 2017), Thierry de Peretti (Sleepwalkers 2011), Antonin Peretjatko (Struggle For Life), Lavinie Boffy (La Vie ou la Pluie). In his films, Pascal Tagnati observes the contemporary times and society with humor, sensitivity, and melancholy. A Corsican Summer is his first feature film.

Saturday 31/07 at 18:00, Cinema Bauer

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