Scene from the film Mittelmeer
Scene from the film Mittelmeer
Scene from the film Mittelmeer
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A poetic documentary about the Mediterranean brings together a mosaic of images of the southern and the northern coast that the director, writer and poet Nathalie Quintane collected without traveling anywhere – they acquired them through hotel and other publicly accessible webcams. In this way, both of them walk the shores and beaches, rocks and ports, enhanced with the memories and conversations that JeanMarc shares with his son about the current problems of coastal countries. Suddenly the contrasts between the European, African and Middle Eastern shores of the sea are revealed.

"Webcam images placed around the Mediterranean Sea don’t have any deepness. They are like an ideal illusion of a unique world. A film has perhaps a chance to say it.“ J.-M. Chapoulie


  • Original Title
    La mer du milieu
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jean-Marc Chapoulie, Nathalie Quintane
  • Editing
    Véronique Aubouy, Jean-Marc Chapoulie
  • Sound
    Jean-Marc Chapoulie, Zoé Chalaux, Mikael Barre
  • Runtime
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • FID Marseille 2019
    • Cinemed Montpellier 2019
    • Actoral Marseille 2019
    • Hors Piste Centre Pompidou 2019
    • Alternativa Festival Barcelona 2019
    • UNDOX Vienna 2019
    • Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2019
    • Les Écrans documentaires d’Arcueil 2019
    • Traces de vies Clermont Ferrand 2019
    • Quinzaine de la Méditerranée Munich 2019
    • Auteur Film Festival Belgrade 2019
    • Écran Libre #4 Ciné 104 Pantin 2019
    • Théâtre National de Bretagne Rennes 2020
    • One World Romania 2020
    • Festival La Manufacture d’idées 2020
  • Awards
    • FID Marseille 2019 - Grand Prix de la compétition Française is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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