Direction, image and editing: Joseph Péaquin Production: DOCFILM and Centre d’Etudes Les Anciens Remèdes, Italy, 34′, 2019, Rights: World
Grazia and Bruno are an eighty-year-old couple, married for 60 years. They have always lived in La Thuile, a small town at the foot of the Piccolo San Bernardo hill in the Aosta Valley. Together, they share a love for plants and nature. The portrait of two singular beings of other times where frenetic growth, over-consumption and ultra-technology were still non-existent. A life where nature and human beings coexist in perfect symbiosis.
6th BABEL FILMFESTIVAL “ITALYMBAS” Award
“For the extraordinary ability to make simplicity powerful, to collect the experience, the landscape, the mother tongue and make it a manifest of hope. A work that in the silences, the pauses, the faces and the gestures bring the times of man and nature back into harmony. ”
About the director:
Joseph Péaquin was born in 1971 and has a degree in Communication Sciences with a specialization in audiovisual direction at the University of Grenoble. After some work experiences in Paris and Turin, he settled in the Aosta Valley and dedicated himself to directing documentary films.
In 2006, his documentary “Il était une fois … les délices du petit monde” was selected at the 59th Locarno International Film Festival and in 2007 was awarded at the 55th Trento Film Festival. In 2009, “In another world” was selected at the 62nd Locarno International Film Festival, at the 22nd Tokyo International Film Festival and was awarded the “Città di Sondrio” First Prize at the 24th Sondrio Festival and with the Special Mention at the 12th Turin Cinemambiente Festival. In 2011, “Tra terra e cielo” was selected at the 51st Festival dei Popoli in Florence and at the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival. In 2012. In 2014, “Jelie” was selected at the 17th Turin Cinemambiente Festival and won the Special Jury Prize at the 5th Corto e Fieno Festival. Also in 2014. In 2016, “Il Gabbiano” won the Sony Award for Best Photography at the XIX Cervino Cinemountain Festival.