Stories of conquests and utopias meet in a tale set in the inter-tidal zone. Three characters create new worlds. An old man stands in the sea; a soldier prepares to leave; a woman scans the distance through binoculars. It's unclear where we are on the planet, the rules are not fixed and sometimes the world is literally upside down. Footage of beaches and surf alternate with rocks and mangroves, referring to the history of conquests and the struggle between newcomers and indigenous populations.
Chilean Enrique Ramirez's fictional worlds always have links to the sea. He views this as a continuously moving repository for memory and projection, where Chiles fate intersects with the major narratives of exploration, conquest and migration.

International title
A Story Without Destiny
Filmmaker
Enrique Ramirez
Premiere
World premiere
Country
France, Chile
Year
2019
Medium
Other
Length
55’
Language
Spanish, French, English
Producer
Carolina Olivares, Marie-Thérèse Champesme, Rémi Bigot, Enrique Ramirez
Production Company
CO-produccionoes, Villa la brugère, CNAP, La noche del ultimo dinosaurio
Sales
Jirafa
Writer
Alejandra Moffat, Enrique Ramirez
Cinematography
Julien Guillery
Editor
Enrique Ramirez
Production Design
Carolina Olivares
Sound Design
Alfredo Ibarra
Music
Alfredo Ibarra
Cast
Matthieu Lemaître, Pierre Mercier, Anna Katharina Scheidegger