Turning Tide

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    Turning Tide

    En Solitaire

    Directed by

    France

    2013

    96 min

    • French

    Action, Adventure, Drama

    Yann Kermadec, long-time first mate of Franck Drevil, the star skipper of Global System Insurance, sees his dream come true when he replaces the injured Franck at the last minute for the start of Vendée Globe (a 3-month-long race around the world, with each yacht steered by a sole captain). Nine days into the race and leading, Yann is forced to stop in the Canary Islands to repair his damaged ship. Back in the race, Yann discovers a stowaway on board, a Mauritanian teenager named Mano. Faced with the risk of disqualification because of Mano’s presence, Yann hesitates... Their encounter leads to the most unforgettable round-the-world race ever.

    Awards

    • Nominated for Best Debut Feature - César Awards

    Credits

    Cast
    Francois Cluzet
    Samy Seghir
    Virginie Efira
    Guillaume Canet
    Arly Jover
    Jose Coronado
    Dana Prigent
    Karine Vanasse
    Jean-Paul Rouve
    Screenplay
    Jean Cottin
    Christophe Offenstein
    Frederic Petitjean
    Cinematography
    Guillaume Schiffman
    Editing
    Veronique Lange
    Music
    Victor Reyes
    Patrice Renson
    Sales
    GAUMONT
    Production
    GAUMONT
    Production
    LES FILMS DU CAP
    Production
    SCOPE PICTURES
    Production
    A CONTRACORRIENTE FILMS

    Press

    Offenstein’s attempts to capture the intensity and recklessness of the race are truly successful, with many scenes shot in extreme conditions that feel like the real thing. Working with another gifted Gallic cameraman, Guillaume Schiffman (THE ARTIST), the filmmaker weathers wind, waves, rain and lots of shakiness, creating an atmosphere that’s as close to the recent documentary LEVIATHAN.

    Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

    Christophe Offenstein

    Christophe Offenstein

    France

    Born in 1962 at Fontenay-aux-Roses, Christophe Offenstein is a French director and cinematographer. He began his career in film as an electrician and went on adding a few notches to his belt by becoming a chief electrician, then an operator, and finally a chief operator. As a fully-fledged cinematographer, he is known to have collaborated with several established talents such as Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, François Cluzet in LITTLE WHITE LIES and TELL NO ONE. He was nominated for Best Cinematography at the Cesar Awards for Guillaume Canet's NE LE DIS A PERSONNE.