At the end of the world, day in, day out, three men take on the southern ocean and its legends. They leave their families and brave the cold and the storms to go and meet the isolated fishermen in the infamous Cape Horn islands.
Some launch themselves into these epic channels through greed, others for love of the sea or family need, but all agree on the importance of carrying forward this endangered traditional livelihood and brotherly sharing.
|Coproduction||Little Big Story, Associate Directors, Tax Shelter.be|
|Supported by||WIP, RTBF (Belgian television), Centre du cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, VAF, Arte|
"AUSTRAL is a film that focuses on confronting oneself by fighting the elements and events at sea. When one’s daily reality is unstable and out of the ordinary, choices are forced on one, fears arise: the fear of a mortal accident, the fear of being the only one left alive, or the fear of facing one’s own anxieties so that one can finally act without remorse or doubt.
Chilean Patagonia is a region that bears the reminiscence of ancestral pain, of a bloody past still present in the veins of its inhabitants, most of whom came to live under the gray sky of Punta Arenas with a dream: that of success. Here, the smell of a curse hangs over the men and women of this last town in the country, which immediately fascinated me because it corresponded so closely to that which I wanted to express."
|Written by||Benjamin Colaux|
|Original Music||Claire Goldfarb|
|Line producer||Olan Bowland|
|Belgium||Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF) - National Competition : GRAND PRIX and BEMONTAGE EDITING AWARD for Yannick Leroy|