Director : Thierry Préval

Country of origin : France

Runtime : 00:22:00

Project time : Documentary

Language : VO fr

During a weekend in the mountains with his sister and her boyfriend, Xavier is forced to go hiking alone with the latter, who doesn't seem to appreciate it. Walking, oxygen and small lakes will soften their relationship... An airy romance played with great sensitivity.

Director's note - Marcelo Díaz : 

Born in 1989 in Madrid, Matthieu Foucher is studying between 2013 and 2015 for a Master's degree in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, where he specialises in Cultural Analysis and Queer Studies. During his studies, he co-directed The Coming University, a short documentary on the occupation of the University of Amsterdam in 2015. He has been working for several years in the media sector as a programme development officer, author and director for television and later as a multimedia journalist. Eager to free himself from the shackles of journalism and to assert himself as a director, he followed an internship in 2020 in Varan during which he directed Nos nuits saturnides, a short documentary about the opening of the Œil, a queer club located in the centre of Paris.

Films : 

  • The Rising Valley (2016 - public TVs) 

  • Restrutural (2014, doc TV Camara)

  • Desdobráveis (2013, Best Script, CineMube / Sao Paulo; more than 20 festivals in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Sweden, USA)

  • Galeno, A Crafty Boy (2010, DOCTV)

  • Oficina Perdiz (2016, Best Short Film from Brasilia to Braiília FF; Audience Award, Short Film FF Sao Paulo; Best Doc at Fest Sao Carlos; more than 30 festivals such as Habana, Milano, Sydney Latin American, Brazilian FF Miami and Toronto, Gramado , Tiradentes, Cine Ceará)