by Christelle Lheureux, Betbeder Sébastien
Country: France
Year: 2009
Duration: 12'

“The film shows a couple we know nothing about, in a mountain
setting on a sunny afternoon. They are far away from us as they
silently walk in the snow. A music follows their footsteps. When
we come closer we start hearing their words. First the girl talks about
a dream, then the boy remembers his step-brother who disappeared
during a nocturnal hike in the mountains with him. The film is about
nature and ghosts, as it deals with the memory of people who have
disappeared. Even dead people can be reproachful. From where they
are, they look at the people who are still living, they judge them and
sometimes they appear in the middle of a path or in dreams.”


film director

Christelle Lheureux

Christelle Lheureux (Bolbec, France, 1972) received art degrees from various
French universities, such as Picardy, Paris VIII and Fresnoy. She began making
video installations in 1997. Her works are included in numerous collections of contemporary art, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, and have
been presented at various exhibition areas of contemporary art, such as the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, MAMCO in Geneva and Die Appel in Amsterdam. In 2009 she codirected with Sébastien Betbeder Toutes les montagnes se ressemblentUn sourire malicieux éclaire son visage is her first feature film.


Un film pour penser à d'autres (cm, 2000), Kuala (cm, 2001),
Bingo Show (cm, 2002), A Carp Jumps in His Mind (mm, 2005), Ghost
of Asia
(coregia/codirector Apichatpong Weerasethakul, mm, 2005), Water
(mm, 2007), Non ricordo il titolo (mm, 2008), Un sourire malicieux éclaire
son visage
(A Mischievous Smile Lights up Her Face, 2009).

Christelle Lheureux,
Sébastien Betbeder:
Toutes les montagnes se ressemblent (All Mountains Look Alike, cm, 2009).

Sébastien Betbeder

Sébastien Betbeder (Pau, France, 1975) studied at Le Fresnoy and has made numerous shorts, including Les mains d’Andréa (2006). That same year, he directed his first feature film, Nuage, selected at Locarno. In 2008, he presented La vie lointaine at the Torino Film Festival, and the next year the short Toutes les montagnes se ressemblent, directed in collaboration with Christelle Lheureux. In 2010, he shot Yoshido (Les autres vies), selected in Paris and Rotterdam. In 2012 premiered with Les nuits avec Théodore at Onde section, and the following year he won in Turin the Jury Special Prize with 2 automnes 3 hivers. In 2014 he presented in Turin, the short Inupiluk.


La fragilité des revenants (cm, 1999), Le haut mal (cm, 2000), Des voix alentour (cm, 2003), Nu devant un fantôme (cm, 2005), Les mains d’Andréa (cm, 2006), Nuage (2007), La vie lointaine (mm, 2008), Toutes les montagnes se ressemblent (coregia/codirector Christelle Lheureux, cm, 2009), The Unbroken Line (cm, 2010), Yoshido (Les autres vies) (mm, 2010), Sarah Adams (cm, 2011), Les nuits avec Théodore (2012), 2 automnes 3 hivers (2013), Inupiluk (cm, 2014), Le film que nous tournerons au Groenland (cm, 2015), Marie et les naufragés (2016), Le voyage au Groenland (2016).


& Credits

regia, soggetto,
sceneggiatura, montaggio/
directors, story, screenplay,
film editing
Christelle Lheureux,
Sébastien Betbeder
Kevin Haefelin,
Christelle Lheureux,
Sébastien Betbeder
Ensemble 0
Roman Dymny
Clémentine Poidatz,
Manuel Vallade,
Adrien Michaux
Yama Films
Haute école d’art
et de design de Genève