Thirty-six-year-old Dominique Leborne loves two things: deep-sea fishing and the teenagers, Matteo and Mailys, he’s raising in western France. With jobs at sea drying up and crises on the home front, Dom is forced to reevaluate his life. There are many things that are compelling about Land Legs, from the starkly beautiful fishing scenes to the naturalism of its story, but it’s the rapport between this loving but difficult father and his willful kids that astonishes. Director Samuel Collardey takes a huge risk here—after spending a year observing Leborne and his life, he asked the family members to basically play themselves—but rarely have the elements of narrative and documentary storytelling been woven together with such grace and dramatic heft. With star-quality charisma and gravity, Leborne (who won the Orrizzonti Award for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival) shows us the poetry and passions of this workingman’s life.
Tittle: Land Leg
Running Time: 89 min
Director: Samuel Collardey
Actors: Dominique Leborne, Matteo Leborne, Mailys Leborne, Vincent Bessonnet
Tue, Oct 11 3:15 PM @The Cinearts Sequoia (Sequoia 2), 25 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA. 94941
Thu, Oct 13 2:15 PM @The Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, (Rafael 2), 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA. 94901