Caroline Capelle, Ombline Ley | France 2018 | 79 Min. | OmeU

Within the large wooded grounds of the pedagogical medical institute La Pépinière, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, a dozen eager, frank and spontaneous teenagers with varying physical and mental handicaps engage in a game of staging and cinema. An occasion for experimenting with music, poetry, love and philosophy, the center becomes a stage for confidence and escape – revealing the inner tug of war between the quest for the mundane and the extraordinary.

Directors: Caroline Capelle, Ombline Ley
Cinematography and Sound: Caroline Capelle, Ombline Ley / Betsy Zbiegiel
Editing: Céline Perreard
Production: Anne-Catherine Witt / Macalube Films

2019 :
One World Romania | International Human Rights & Documentary Film Festival (Bukarest / Rumänien), Festival Millenium (Brüssel / Belgien)
2018 : Festival Traces de vie (Clermont-Ferrand / Frankreich) 19ème Festival du cinéma français (Porto / Portugal), 26ème Film Festival Hamburg (Hamburg / Deutschland), 35ème Festival International du Film Francophone (Tübingen-Stuttgart / Deutschland), 10ème DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (Goyang, Paju / Südkorea), 18èmes Escales documentaires (La Rochelle / Frankreich ), 13èmes Rencontres Films Femmes Méditerranée, 7ème FIFIGROT – Festival international du film Grolandais (Toulouse / Frankreich), 3ème Festival de cinéma Effervescence (Mâcon / Frankreich), 41ème Festival de cinéma de Douarnenez (Douarnenez / Frankreich), 30èmes États généraux du film documentaire (Lussas / Frankreich), 14ème Cinémondes – Festival international du film indépendant (Berck-sur-Mer / Frankreich), Acid 2018 (Cannes / Frankreich)

Prix Regard social (Festival Traces de vie)

Ombline LEY is a visual artist and director born in 1988. She lives and works in Paris. After completing a technical training in editing, she studied theory of cinematography at the University of Sorbonne-Nouvelle then enters the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris, specialising in film and photography, from where she graduated in 2014. In 2015, her first short film CAVERNICOLE was awarded best documentary at the 13e Bogota short film festival.

Caroline CAPELLE is a photographer and director. Born in 1988 in Calais. She lives and works in Paris. She followed modern medias course in the University Paris 8, afterwards she attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Paris, resulting in her graduation in june 2014.

Since 2012 Caroline Capelle and Ombline Ley are co-programmer for the video cycle Les Séances# (Collectif Nou).