A poetic film essay about life aboard a huge freighter crossing the Atlantic Ocean. For the men who live aboard, the immense vessel is both workplace and playground. From fixed and occasionally alienating camera angles, everyday life aboard this sailing microcosm is recorded in black & white: the hard work in the impressive bowels of the ship, the moments of relaxation with a board game or improvised cricket, but also the ubiquitous, indifferent water that puts the size of the tanker into perspective.
Contours of a symbiotic trinity gradually emerge: nature, technology and humanity, the last being the most vulnerable. The score comprises ominous music along with the soundtrack of life aboard: the shouting of the men, the stamping diesel engines and the roaring ocean.

International title
Transatlantic
Filmmaker
Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Canada
Year
2014
Medium
DCP
Length
72’
Language
English
Producer
Nicolas Dufour-Laperrière
Production Company
L'embuscade
Sales
La Distributrice de Films
Writer
Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Cinematography
Nicolas Dufour-Laperrière, Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Editor
Félix Dufour-Laperrière
Sound Design
Olivier Calvert
Website
http://felixdl.com