BRAGUINO

by Clément Cogitore
BRAGUINO

Informations

Nation: France, Finland

Year: 2017

Length: 49'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

In the middle of the Siberian taiga, four hundred fifty miles from the nearest village live two families: the Braguine and the Kiline. Not a single road leads here. A long trip on the Yenissei River, first by boat, then by helicopter, is the only way to reach Braguino. Self-sufficient, both families live there according to their own rules and principles. In the middle of the village: a barrier. Both families refuse to speak to each other. In the middle of the river sits an island where another community is being built: that of the children. Free, unpredictable, wild.

Director

Clément Cogitore

Clément   Cogitore

Clément Cogitore (Colmar, France, 1983) lives and works between Paris and Rome where he’s a resident of the French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici for the year 2012. He is represented by Gallery Whiteprojects, Paris. After studying at the École supérieure des arts décoratifs of Strasbourg, and at the Fresnoy-National Studio of Contemporary Arts, he developed an artistic practice halfway between cinema and contemporary art. His films have been selected for international festivals (Cannes Director’s Fortnight, Locarno, Lisbon, Montreal and Torino, where he presented in 2014 the short Sans titre) and won several awards. His work has also been presented at Palais de Tokyo and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Fine Arts of Boston and MAMCS in Strasbourg. His first feature film, Ni le ciel ni la terre (2015), was selected at the Semaine de la critique in Cannes and was screened at Torino Film Festival.

Filmography:
Chroniques (cm, 2006), Visités (cm, 2007), Un archipel (cm, 2011), Parmi nous (mm, 2011), Bielutine - Dans le jardin du temps (doc., 2011), Sans titre (cm, 2014), Elegies (cm, 2014), Ni le ciel ni la terre (2015), Braguino (mm, 2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Clément Cogitore
fotografia/cinematography
Sylvain Verdet
montaggio/film editing
Pauline Gaillard
musica/music
Éric Bentz
suono/sound
Julien Ngo Trong, Franck Rivolet
produttori/producers
Cédric Bonin, Pascaline Geoffroy, Kaarle Aho
coproduzione/coproduction
Seppia Film, Making Movies, Arte Geie, La Lucarne

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contatti/contacts
Indie Sales
Martin Gondre
mgondre@indiesales.eu
www.indiesales.eu

Director statement

“I was guided by a desire to tell a story about childhood and forests. To me, forests are symbolically the space of fiction, a space of contemplation and fear. […] I grew up in a valley of the Vosges Mountains, surrounded by a forest. That’s what nourished and built my imagination. I wanted to re-examine that. However, I wanted to address this in a more extreme situation than my own personal experience: how about a horde of children living freely, cut off from the world?” 

Synopsis Learn more

In the middle of the Siberian taiga, four hundred fifty miles from the nearest village live two families: the Braguine and the Kiline. Not a single road leads here. A long trip on the Yenissei River, first by boat, then by helicopter, is the only way to reach Braguino. Self-sufficient, both families live there according to their own rules and principles. In the middle of the village: a barrier. Both families refuse to speak to each other. In the middle of the river sits an island where another community is being built: that of the children. Free, unpredictable, wild.

Director All about direction

Clément Cogitore

Clément   Cogitore

Clément Cogitore (Colmar, France, 1983) lives and works between Paris and Rome where he’s a resident of the French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici for the year 2012. He is represented by Gallery Whiteprojects, Paris. After studying at the École supérieure des arts décoratifs of Strasbourg, and at the Fresnoy-National Studio of Contemporary Arts, he developed an artistic practice halfway between cinema and contemporary art. His films have been selected for international festivals (Cannes Director’s Fortnight, Locarno, Lisbon, Montreal and Torino, where he presented in 2014 the short Sans titre) and won several awards. His work has also been presented at Palais de Tokyo and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Fine Arts of Boston and MAMCS in Strasbourg. His first feature film, Ni le ciel ni la terre (2015), was selected at the Semaine de la critique in Cannes and was screened at Torino Film Festival.

Filmography:
Chroniques (cm, 2006), Visités (cm, 2007), Un archipel (cm, 2011), Parmi nous (mm, 2011), Bielutine - Dans le jardin du temps (doc., 2011), Sans titre (cm, 2014), Elegies (cm, 2014), Ni le ciel ni la terre (2015), Braguino (mm, 2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Clément Cogitore
fotografia/cinematography
Sylvain Verdet
montaggio/film editing
Pauline Gaillard
musica/music
Éric Bentz
suono/sound
Julien Ngo Trong, Franck Rivolet
produttori/producers
Cédric Bonin, Pascaline Geoffroy, Kaarle Aho
coproduzione/coproduction
Seppia Film, Making Movies, Arte Geie, La Lucarne

**

contatti/contacts
Indie Sales
Martin Gondre
mgondre@indiesales.eu
www.indiesales.eu

Director statement Read more

“I was guided by a desire to tell a story about childhood and forests. To me, forests are symbolically the space of fiction, a space of contemplation and fear. […] I grew up in a valley of the Vosges Mountains, surrounded by a forest. That’s what nourished and built my imagination. I wanted to re-examine that. However, I wanted to address this in a more extreme situation than my own personal experience: how about a horde of children living freely, cut off from the world?”