The Braves Entre les vagues

by Anaïs Volpé

France
2021
99 min
French OV
Feature film
Fiction
Color
DCP

Anaïs Volpé will be attending

Out of Competition 2021

Official synopsis

Dreaming, rushing, falling, starting again, dreaming again and resuming. They have the typical characteristics of the youth: joy, boldness and carelessness. Two best friends and the desire to explore the world. Margot and Alma are unstoppable, inseparable.

The programmer’s eye

After a first self-produced film and a web-series on autodidacts (both shown at the FIFIB), Anaïs Volpé doesn’t lose any of the visceral energy that shaped her early works. Through the story of an intense friendship, fed by the resourcefulness one deploys when starting working, “The Braves” shows creation as a primordial appetite. As the theater pervades film and reality, tragedy begins to show its effects. If there’s one thing that fiction fails to reinvent, it’s the relentless labor of a wheelwright who must continue their work as a ferryman/woman of souls, with cinema as a spectator of finitude. And the stars it leaves us to resist the darkness.

— Natacha Seweryn

Biography and Filmography

Anaïs Volpé is a self-taught screenwriter, director and editor. After several years in the theater world as an actress, she trained as a director by working on several films, from writing to editing. In 2016, she wrote, directed, edited and self-produced the cross-media project “Heis” (“Chronicle”), composed of a feature film, a series and an art installation. The project was exhibited in various artistic venues and selected in several international film festivals (Festival International de Rotterdam-IFFR, Premiers Plans d'Angers, FIFIB...) and awarded a prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2016, thus becoming eligible for the Independent Spirit Awards. She then co-directed the documentary series “In the jungle, with a little butter knife…”, which was supported by the CNC and questions the concept of diploma and the way the school system works in France. For “The Braves”, her first feature film, she collaborated with the American director of photography Sean Price Williams (Good Time, Mad Love in New York).

2021 - THE BRAVES - Anaïs Volpé - Director, Screenwriter
2018 - INDEMNES (Short) - Anaïs Volpé - Director, Screenwriter
2017 - HEIS (CHRONIQUES) - Anaïs Volpé - Director, Screenwriter

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de Anaïs Volpé

Anaïs Volpé is a self-taught screenwriter, director and editor. After several years in the theater world as an actress, she trained as a director by working on several films, from writing to editing. In 2016, she wrote, directed, edited and self-produced the cross-media project “Heis” (“Chronicle”), composed of a feature film, a series and an art installation. The project was exhibited in various artistic venues and selected in several international film festivals (Festival International de Rotterdam-IFFR, Premiers Plans d'Angers, FIFIB...) and awarded a prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2016, thus becoming eligible for the Independent Spirit Awards. She then co-directed the documentary series “In the jungle, with a little butter knife…”, which was supported by the CNC and questions the concept of diploma and the way the school system works in France. For “The Braves”, her first feature film, she collaborated with the American director of photography Sean Price Williams (Good Time, Mad Love in New York).

2021 - THE BRAVES - Anaïs Volpé - Director, Screenwriter
2018 - INDEMNES (Short) - Anaïs Volpé - Director, Screenwriter
2017 - HEIS (CHRONIQUES) - Anaïs Volpé - Director, Screenwriter