Descente de la mer en accelere

Descente de la mer en accelere

Zrychlený ústup moře

  • Jean Painlevé
  • France
  • 1960, 3 min
Color: Colour
The outgoing tide in Brittany, filmed continuously for five hours at one frame every three minutes. The difference between high and low tide in Brittany is one of the greatest in the world; in some places the Atlantic recedes for 10 kilometres – especially in the northeast of the peninsular, where the low tide creates iconic compositions of long expanses of dry land with abandoned boats trapped in the wet sand.

The music comes from Pictures at an Exhibitionby Modest Mussorgsky.

Photo Gallery

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Festival edition: 2013
Sections: Fascinations: Moře
Exhibition format: 16 mm


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory