Archive 2023

Knit's Island
Ekiem Barbier, Guilhem Causse, Quentin L'helgoualc'h • France • 2023 • 95 min • Premieră națională
Three filmmakers create themselves virtual avatars to access a survival video game and spend 963 hours on the Internet to observe and interview players about how they survive in that online community.
With a good internet connection, a team made up of a director, a cameraman and a technician enter a virtual world populated by the avatars of young people aged between 30 and 40, trying to outline the psychological profile of the players on the network, following their behaviour and their connection to reality. The players and their virtual avatars inspired by movies or books are caught between two worlds at the time of the interview – the real world and the virtual one. We learn that a couple, a scientist from Berlin and his wife play together after putting their children to bed; a man from South Africa, who realises at one point that although he is surrounded by real nature, he prefers the artificial one; a mother who has to check on her child during play. Special screenings followed by discussion sessions.
Original Title:Knit's Island
Directors:Ekiem Barbier,Guilhem Causse,Quentin L'helgoualc'h
Producer: Boris Garavini
Cinematographer: Ekiem Barbier, Guilhem Causse, Quentin L’helgoualc’h
Editor: Nicolas Bancilhon
Production Company: Les Films Invisibles