|Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey
A film by Lucie Borleteau
97 minutes, fiction, color, French w/ English subtitles, 2015
Thirty-year-old Alice is a sailor about to embark on a journey she will not soon forget. Leaving her fiancé Félix ashore, she joins the crew of an old cargo ship, the Fidelio, as a mechanic. Once on board, Alice discovers that she is replacing a man who has just died and that Gaël, the first great love of her life, is the ship’s captain.
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"High passions on the high seas." - The Hollywood Reporter
"! Sensual...powerful." - Time Out London
"Easily the most fascinating film to come along and challenge traditional gender roles in the past year... truly unique." - Variety
"'Borleteau presents the intense sexual relationship graphically yet perceptively; this is that rare movie in which the characters’ lovemaking actually reveals things about them. Borleteau is no less astute in depicting the work aboard an ocean freighter; the movie has as much to say about life in the globalized economy as it does about eroticism." - Chicago Reader
"Lucie Borleteau’s Fidelio: Alice’s (somewhat explicit) Odyssey, in which a 30-year-old woman’s sex life converges with her career, fits perfectly in the current landscape of American pop culture. In other words, it’s the candid (as in a little raunchy) depiction of a woman’s sensuality from a female filmmaker’s point of view." - Film-Forward
"A fascinating portrait of a liberated female sailor who floats free of the conventional life. Ariane Labed puts in an astonishingly vivid performance as the globe-trotting seawoman. Very satisfying." - Spirituality & Practice
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