Elliot Eugénie (FR)
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On rural land, far from the urban conurbations, where there are no services or shops, everyone clams up and shuts themselves away. Life is a matter of almost quotidian survival. Mutual help is the norm, the exchange of food or services a regular event, but fear too is constant. In only a few years, authority has gradually shrunk away. Burglaries are frequent, both by day and by night. “Living in fear has become the norm, and we have grown used to it, even if it is terrifying.”

In this story evoking the flatness of an everyday life without a future, in territories where tarmac roads and cars are already a memory, a woman helps her brother remove the traces of a failed burglary. Forgotten by society, marginalised in a life made up of immemorial tasks, flight and urgency in response to danger transform the initial monotony into a malevolent spiral. This tense atmosphere gradually reveals the anomic vision of an almost parallel world navigating between science fiction and naturalism. A single positive note stands out in the middle of this hostile picture: a sister’s protective feelings towards her brother.

Franck Poupa, Neige Poupa, Michel Michel, Émeric Morgant, Romain Thénaisy (Entreprise Cassier), Stéphane Corbel et la Station de radioastronomie de Nançay, Paulette Eugénie, Madeleine Van Doren, Daniel Dobbels, Bar le Raboliot.

Elliot Eugénie
Elliot Eugénie France
Promotion Jonas Mekas

Elliot Eugénie began his artistic training at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art in Bourges and concentrated on making documentary and fiction films on political issues. After obtaining his DNAP (2015), he continued his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire where, in 2016, he was awarded a Deserting the Site residency in Marfa Texas. After his further degree (DNSEP, 2017) he set off for a residency offered by Galerie Fontaine in Kobuleti (Georgia). He then collaborated on various exhibitions projects, including one at Glassbox.


2017 Résidence Galerie Fontaine à Kobuleti (Géorgie)
2017 DNSEP, ESBA de Nantes Saint-Nazaire
2016 Résidence à Marfa, Texas.
2015 DNAP, ENSA de Bourges.

  • Assistant caméra: Émile Borré
  • Musique originale: Théo Levaufre
  • Électricité: Lucas Frasy, Kevin Guyomart
  • Réalisation: Elliot Eugénie
  • Assistant réalisation: Léa Viretto
  • Prise de vue: Samuel Bosseur
  • Son: Pierre Dernoncourt

Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains