When the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk tragically sank in August 2000, official accounts raised more questions than they answered.
It focuses on global political turmoil in the 1960s and '70s, particularly the rise of the New Left in France and the development of socialist movements in Latin America. Using the image of Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat, the film's title evokes a dissonance between the promise of a global socialist revolution (the grin) with its actual nonexistence.
My name is Nathalie. I get on my skis in Ivalo, Finland. I load up my sled and I welcome, with a grimacing pleasure, on my shoulders and the small of my back, its 71 kilos of gear. All my life fits in there, and will, for the two and half months to come. I put in that too, I know, my doubts and hopes.