Treasure Island + Q&A
Set over the course of one long, hazy summer, Treasure Island is a sundrenched portrait of a private beach and water park in the socially disadvantaged suburbs of Paris. Guillaume Brac’s languorous camera drifts freely through the park’s beaches, lakes and trails, encountering an eclectic cast of characters: mischievous youngsters breaking into forbidden areas, Uber drivers catching a few hours of sun before the night shift, and teenage employees slacking off to flirt with customers. However, the tensions and pressures of city life never feel too far away and another, harsher world awaits beyond the park’s walls, when the summer ends.
Followed by a Q&A with editor Karen Benainous
Read an essay on Treasure Island by Andrew Northrop
Guillaume Brac (France). Selected filmography: Le funambule (2006, short), Stranded (Le naufragé, 2009, short), A World Without Women (Un monde sans femmes, 2011, medium-length), Tonnerre (2013), Le Repos des braves (2016, short doc.), Contes de juillet (2017).