A film by Julie Lopes-Curval
88 minutes, color, French w/ English subtitles, 2002
Seaside (Bord de Mer) is a film about Cayeux, a small beach town in France. Beautiful young Marie works at a pebble processing plant. Her boyfriend, Paul, a warehouse employee in winter and a lifeguard in summer, doesn’t understand Marie’s dreamy temperament and stifles her with his clumsy love. The people who vacation in Cayeux remind Marie that youthful dreams lie elsewhere. She wants to leave, and when Albert, a young executive at the plant gets fired, he seems like a genuine Prince Charming.
WINNER! Camera d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2002
"A reminder of how, at its best, French cinema is unparalleled at tapping
the essence of humanity in all its forms." - Time Out New York
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