Fidélio: Alice’s Odyssey

Fidelio, l'odyssée d'Alice


Saturday, Nov. 14 at 9:10pm
Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2:15pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

A rare woman in the man’s world of seafaring, 30-year-old Alice signs on as a replacement engineer on the freighter Fidélio. Although she loves her job and does it well, Alice remains a woman even when wearing greasy blue overalls, and there’s some doubt that the all-male crew will remain totally insensitive to her charms. The situation has further complications: Alice has a fiancé back on shore, but when she discovers that the Fidélio is captained by Gaël, her first love, the embers of their relationship reignite with a white-hot intensity. Time Out London writes: “Lucie Borleteau’s remarkably assured first feature intrigues with its doc-style observation of the daily routines, sudden stresses and eccentric rituals of life on an ocean-going workhorse. Yet it never loses sight of the aching, sensual undertow prompting its protagonist’s sometimes impulsive behaviour.”

France, 2014, 97 min., French

Directed by

Lucie Borleteau

Film Category

Robert French and French-Language Focus Women in Film Spotlight International Spotlight



Sponsored by

Webster University’s Centre Francophone