Main Competition

THE BELLY OF THE SEA
EL VIENTRE DEL MAR

Director: AGUSTÍ VILLARONGA
SPAIN
2021, 78'

June, 1816. The frigate called ‘Alliance’, of the French Navy, got stuck at the Senegal coast. As the lifeboats were not enough to take in all the crewmen, a precarious raft is built where 147 men must board by force: soldiers, marines, some passengers and a few official members. The expected plan was that the lifeboats towed the raft to the coast but the panic and the confusion got the better of the convoy and finally they cut the rope, deserting the raft. The hunger, the inclemency of the sea, the madness and a fierce fight took place on that raft adrift. A horror that lasted for days and days. From those 147 men only 9 saved their lives. Between them was Savigny, a flawless official doctor and Thomas, a rebel private. One against the other, they assume the situation showing different attitudes to survive.

Agustí Villaronga was born in 1953 in Mallorca. One of the most personal and secret voices in European cinema. His films have been awarded at Festivals in Berlin, Cannes, Montreal, San Sebastián, Tokyo and twice he has been selected to represent Spain and Mexico at the Hollywood Oscars. His filmography includes «After the glass» (1985), «The child of the moon» (1989), «The sea» (2000), «Aro Tolbukhin» (2002), «Pa negre» (2010), «The king of Havana» (2015), «Uncertain Glory» (2017), «Born a King» (2018).

World Premiere
ScriptAGUSTÍ VILLARONGA,
ALESSANDRO BARICCO
CameraJOSEP MARIA CIVIT,
BLAI THOMAS
DesignBARBARA FERRER
MusicMARKUS JRG
ProducerJAVIER PÉREZ SANTANA,
CESC MULET
CastROGER CASAMAJOR,
OSCAR KAPOYA,
MUMI DIALLO
ProductionTESTAMENTO Y LA PERIFÉRICA EN COPRODUCCIÓN,
TURKANA,
LINK-UP,
BASTERA

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