2024 / Pays-Bas – France / Fiction / 35′

Directed by Bernardo Zanotta



16th century: After a period overseas in Antarctic France, Jean Aurand finds refuge as a servant in the house of French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, where a series of fantastical events, involving the arrival of time travelers, change the lives of these two men forever.


Bernardo Zanotta is a film director and visual artist based between Amsterdam and Paris. His films have been showcased at international art venues, cinemas, and film festivals, including the British Film Institute, the Eye Film Museum, FID Marseille, Rotterdam, BAFICI, and Locarno, where he received the Pardino d’Argento Award for his short film Heart of Hunger in 2018.


Script  Bernardo Zanotta

Cinematographer  Ville Piippo

Sound  Sergio González Cuervo

Mix  Sergio González Cuervo

Cast  Thiago Antunes, Andy Smart, Igor Pedroso, Hinke-Ann Eleveld, Diogo Pinto da Silva, José Marçal, Mavi Veloso, Camila Rosa

Music  Gunnar Gunnsteinsson

Sets  Esther van de Pas

Special effects  Leandro Lefa

Editing  Paul Nouhet

Production  near/by film, Venin films : Bernardo Zanotta, Manon Bovenkerk