Voyage Autour de la Lune is an urban diary, a personal wandering which draws the lines of an emotional and psychological map of the city of Bordeaux along the so called Moon Harbour — an old name given to the Garonne River due to the large curve with which it embraces the city. The film is a week-long journey along both renovated river banks, an ambitious project by French landscape architect Michel Corajoud. In intimate cinematic language, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine tell us about the identity of a public space which has deeply changed in the collective mind of the city. The film drives us along the photogenic, tumultuous river with its flows and tides, and drifts into the personal turmoils of all the people met during the journey. A vivid example of a film in which a city is portrayed through a collection of personal stories.
- Asia Pacific Premiere