Director: Philippe Grandrieux
“Confirms Grandrieux as a true original.” - Variety
Installation artist and cinematic visionary Philippe Grandrieux (La Vie Nouvelle, MIFF 03) creates a monochromatic, snow-bound wilderness, a harsh, remote wonderland occupied by epileptic woodcutter Alexi and his family.
Alexi carries a barely suppressed desire for his sister Hege - but the arrival of a stranger threatens to upend his isolated world.
With A Lake Grandrieux has crafted a haunting work, one that sees him skilfully wield the camera to express the raw emotions of the characters.
A Lake was the recipient of the Venice Horizons Award at last year's Venice Film Festival.
“Distinctive for the unique, self-enclosed world that Grandrieux creates with a palette reduced almost to monochrome.” - London Film Festival