Elina Kastler

L'Ascension - Film - 15min - 2023

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 25


The Ascension is a short fiction film in which the pain of grieving is imaged by a snowy mountain. A determined young woman follows the drawings of an absent other in order to find them. The paths are difficult, dangerous, but she perseveres towards her goal to deposit the ashes of this missing person.

Through the Alpine landscape, we enter the heroine's inner landscapes. At the summit, where heaven and earth meet, she accompanies death and opens herself to the invisible. Through this quest, she discovers a new relationship with acceptance and grieving.

The film questions the place of grief in our daily lives, between present life and memories of the past.

Elina Kastler

Filmmaker Elina Kastler is currently at Le Fresnoy -- Studio national des arts contemporains. A trained actress, she holds two MAs, in film and art. Her projects focus on the intimate emotions of people on the margins. Her films are an empathetic sensory experience, in which dream and reality intertwine.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing