APNEA (Une île) (SEASON 1)

Melville  Theatre | Sep 24 – 10:15 pm | Sep 25 – 9:00 am
Sep 26 – 11:00 am  | Sept 27 – 1:00 pm |  Sept 28 – 3:00 pm

International Premiere | TV Series | France | 2019 | Thriller, Fantasy | 6 x 52 min | Episodes 1 & 2 | In French with English subtitles

Directed by: Julien Trousselier
Written by: Gaia Guasti, Aurélien Molas,Simon Moutaïrou, Marcia Romano
Produced by: Nicole Collet (Image & Compagnie)
Cinematography: David Cailley
Film Editing: Johann Herbay, Amélie Massoutier
Original Score: Pierre Gambini
Cast: Noée Abita (Chloé), Laetitia Casta (Théa), Manuel Severi (Loïc), Sergi Lopez (Bruno), Alba Gaia Bellugi (Sabine)
International Sales: Lagardère Studio Distribution
U.S. Distributor: Lagardère Studios
Original Broadcasting (TV): Arte, TBA

Mythical mermaids and mysterious murders drift through Apnea, a haunting series set in a fishing village plagued with a sudden dearth of fish, on a remote Mediterranean island. The siren in question is embodied by the beguiling Théa (Laetitia Casta), a veritable man-eating femme fatale who soon turns the entire village upside down… especially the life of highly empathic Chloé (Noée Abita), an introverted young woman who works at the local fish processing facility. However, Captain Guariga (Sergi Lopez), a Coast Guard officer from the mainland, seems to know more about the enigmatic intruder than he lets on… Hypnotic, beautifully photographed and an ode to female power, Apnea snagged the Best French Series award at this year’s Series Mania Festival in France.

Director Julien Trousselier began his career working with the Tomato design and film collective in London. He has directed numerous award-winning French music videos and international advertising campaigns (for Budweiser, Nike and Samsung, among others). In 2017, he directed the Brazil-based series Crime Time. Born in Florence, co-writer Gaïa Guasti studied screenwriting at La Fémis. She has written several young adult novels and is currently a writer on the upcoming Netflix series La Révolution. Co-writer AurélienMolas has published two novels, La Onzième plaie and Les Fantômes du delta. He has created and written several series, including Isklander (COLCOA 2018); TraumaRed Creek (COLCOA 2018); and Crime Time, which was nominated for an International Emmy. Molas has cowritten two soon-to-be-released feature films: Olivier Abbou’s Furie and Fabrice du Welz’s Inexorable. A cofounder of John Doe Productions, Molas is currently showrunner on La Révolution, an upcoming Netflix series on the French Revolution, which he created.


Presented in association with:

Lagardère Studio

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