Amour Ocean Amour Océan

by Héléna Klotz

France
2022
30 min
French
Short film
Fiction
Color
DCP

World Premiere

In Competition 2022

Official synopsis

Jeanne, 17, enjoys the last days of summer before getting back to high school. One morning, with her little sister Camille, they decide to run away from the police station where they live with their father to see the ocean one last time. On the beach, Jeanne meets a young surfer. He’s handsome, she’s intrigued. Jeanne feels a strange desire invading her. 

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The programmer’s eye

As light as an ocean breeze, “Amour Ocean” is going to capture your heart, offering a young and carefree look at emerging desire and sisterly bond. Through its characters, the film offers a deconstruction of genres, putting in tension the father’s hyper-masculinity, Jeanne’s uninhibited femininity and the mystery surrounding the character of the surfer. A sweet melancholy settles in as summer comes to an end, and Jeanne gets to discovers herself, her desires and the other’s body.

Hugo Terrier

Biography and Filmography

Héléna Klotz started out at the Théâtre de Chaillot as an Assistant Director and then Sound Designer for Bruno Bayen. In 2003, she directed the medium-length film “Le Léopard ne se déplace jamais sans ses tâches”, selected in Official Competition at Locarno, then the documentary “Les Amants cinéma” (2006) while working on the casting of films by Nicolas Klotz and Katell Quillévéré. Her first feature film, “Atomic Age” (2011) starring Niels Schneider, won several prestigious awards. In 2014, she worked as the Artistic Director for Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan”, which was awarded the Palme d'Or at Cannes. “Amour Ocean” is her third short film and she is currently preparing her next film with Les Films du Bélier.

 

2022 : AMOUR OCÉAN (SHORT) - Héléna Klotz - Director and Screenwriter

2014 : BTLM*BETHLEHEM (SHORT) - Héléna Klotz - Director and Screenwriter

2011 : VAL D’OR (SHORT) - Héléna Klotz - Director and Screenwriter

2012 : L’ÂGE ATOMIQUE - Héléna Klotz - Director and Screenwriter

2006 : LES AMANTS CINÉMA - Héléna Klotz - Director

2003 : LE LÉOPARD NE SE DÉPLACE JAMAIS SANS SES TACHES (SHORT) - Héléna Klotz - Director and Screenwriter

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Héléna Klotz started out at the Théâtre de Chaillot as an Assistant Director and then Sound Designer for Bruno Bayen. In 2003, she directed the medium-length film “Le Léopard ne se déplace jamais sans ses tâches”, selected in Official Competition at Locarno, then the documentary “Les Amants cinéma” (2006) while working on the casting of films by Nicolas Klotz and Katell Quillévéré. Her first feature film, “Atomic Age” (2011) starring Niels Schneider, won several prestigious awards. In 2014, she worked as the Artistic Director for Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan”, which was awarded the Palme d'Or at Cannes. “Amour Ocean” is her third short film and she is currently preparing her next film with Les Films du Bélier.

 

2022 : AMOUR OCÉAN (SHORT) - Héléna Klotz - Director and Screenwriter

2014 : BTLM*BETHLEHEM (SHORT) - Héléna Klotz - Director and Screenwriter

2011 : VAL D’OR (SHORT) - Héléna Klotz - Director and Screenwriter

2012 : L’ÂGE ATOMIQUE - Héléna Klotz - Director and Screenwriter

2006 : LES AMANTS CINÉMA - Héléna Klotz - Director

2003 : LE LÉOPARD NE SE DÉPLACE JAMAIS SANS SES TACHES (SHORT) - Héléna Klotz - Director and Screenwriter