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72 minutes

Synopsis

Original Title: El ventre del mar

Camera Catalonia's favourite, Agustí Villaronga, returns to the Festival with a hard-hitting court drama that pits a surviving officer and a sailor from the French ship Medusa, which sank off the coast of present-day Mauritania, in a moral and historical confrontation. Popularised by Gericault, a hero of French Romanticism, his iconic work, The Raft of Medusa, depicted the torturous journey of the sailors cast adrift on a make-shift raft, whilst the officers sailed away securely in lifeboats. Villaronga's emotive and distinctive style places the events from 1816 into a modern narrative that challenges whether the same would and is happening today.