Berlin International Film Festival

Alanté Kavaïté – The Summer of Sangaile #Berlinale

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Elle a gagnè le prix comme meilleure realisatrice au sundance avec son film magique.

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Alantè Kavaitè – Realisatrice – The Summer of Sangaile (Sangailè)

Sangailè est un film magique et joyeux. La realisatrice nous raconte son idee de cinema, son travail sur ce film pour obtenir un resultat si important et “si dingue” comme elle a decrit l’experience americaine.

Plot: Seventeen-year-old Sangaile is mesmerised by the dance-like loop-de-loop and pirouettes of acrobatic pilots. She herself suffers from vertigo and could never imagine sitting in a cockpit. A quiet and introverted girl, she is spending her summer in the countryside at her parents’ holiday home where she tries to see the local air shows as often as she can. This is where she meets Auste, who lives out her days with impressive confidence and plenty of imagination. Sangaile is fascinated by Auste’s natural assertiveness. Together the girls sample everything that life in the country has to offer. They soon become close and, when Sangaile shares with Auste her most intimate secret, it gives her a sense of security she has never known before and provides her with the courage to fly for the first time in her life. In buoyant, cinematic images suffused with light Alanté Kavaïté brings together the isolated emotions of two very different girls in the universe that is young love. In her sensitive, intensely sensual film, she tells the story of their intimacy, their passionate devotion and delicate collisions; their vulnerability and sense of trust.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Alanté Kavaïté
  • Interviewee role
    Realisatrice
  • Film title
    The Summer of Sangaile
  • Festival section
    Panorama
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