In the middle of the Siberian taiga, 450 miles from the nearest village, live two families: the Braguines and the Kilines. Not a single road leads there. A long trip on the Ienissei River, first by boat, then by helicopter, is the only way to reach Braguino. Self-sufficient, both families live there according to their own rules and principles. In the middle of the village: a barrier. The two families refuse to speak. In the river sits an island, where another community is being built: that of the children. Free, unpredictable, wild. Stemming from the fear of the other, that of wild beasts, and the joy procured by the immensity of the forest, unravels a cruel tale in which tensions and fear give shape to the geography of an ancestral conflict.
- Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award - San Sebastián IFF
- Mention Spécial, Grand Prix (International Competition) - FID Marseille
- Special Mention - Valdivia IFF
- Prix de la meilleure musique originale (Sacem) - Clermont-Ferrand ISFF
- Sylvain Verdet
- Pauline Gaillard
- Eric Bentz
- INDIE SALES
- SEPPIA FILM
For me politics is what dictates how we live together.
Clement Cogitore (1983, France) lives and works in Paris. After completing his studies at the Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Fresnoy he directed his first short film, CHRONIQUES (2006), and presented VISITÉS (2007) at the Locarno International Film Festival. The medium- length film AMONG US (2011) was awarded the European Grand Prize for a First Film in Vevey (Switzerland) and Best Film at the Belo Horizonte Festival (Brazil). Cogitore’s documentary BIELUTINE - IN THE GARDEN OF TIME was selected for Quinzaine at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In 2015, his first feature fiction film, THE WAKHAN FRONT, premiered at La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, where it won the Gan Foundation Award. It went on to screen at numerous festival and receive several awards.