The exams are close, the school year is coming to an end for Peipei, a young artist aspirant of a high school of Henan Province, a poor district of China. Abandoned by her parents, scapegoat of her classmates and teachers, this “wild flower” has never conformed to the rules of the institution and has trouble finding her place. Festival International du Film d’éducation – Evreux (2017) – Grand Prix 7ème Lune – Rennes (2018) – Prix de l’Espoir et Prix du Public L’Alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona (2017) – Best Short Film IndieLisboa – Portugal (2018) – Best Documentary Signs of the Night – Bangkok, Thaïlande (2018) – Main Award
Original Chinese version (Mandarin and dialects) - English, French Subtitles (DVD) - All zones DVD VoD is available in Original Version with English subtitles
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.
There are so many choices in everyday life ! Everyone has their own journey, their own direction, their own azimuth.
Olivier Higgins and Mélanie Carrier chose a journey, but most would call it a long adventure, approximately 8000 kilometers long. Riding their bicycles through Asia. Along the way, they discover the world, but over all, they discover themselves. Who are they? What is their place in this world? Do we not all have a common "azimuth"?
A woman in the present goes in search of a woman of the past, Jeanne Mance (1606-1673), co-founder of Montreal. Annabel Loyola is from Langres, France, birthplace of Jeanne Mance four hundred years earlier. The two women share a common itinerary that leads them from Langres to Paris and, finally, to Montreal.