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14th
International Film Competition
LOST PARADISE
Director_ Eve DEBOISE
France 2012 93min 35mm color feature
Review

Lost Paradise by Director Deboise is the story of a family who live far away from a metropolitan area. Lucie lives with her father, Hugo, since her mother left them. Unlike her peers, she barely leaves the house; she grows up in a sheltered environment, helping her father around the farm. Hugo is being an overprotective parent to protect her innocence, but her longing for her mother grows every day and she reaches puberty. Seen from outside, the small house where Lucie and Hugo live is almost like a paradise, a perfect private space completely away from the complicated, loud modern society.
The story gets more interesting when an intruder breaks into this “paradise.” The intruder is actually Lucie’s mother, whom Lucie has missed so much, but Hugo is scared of losing his daughter. He locks up his wife in a toolshed and she sets the house on fire after the escape. It is the moment where a disorganized family reaches its peak. Weirdly, the loss of the paradise presents Lucie a happy sense of freedom. Lucie makes a big smile while running away from the house burnt to ashes towards a forest. She has become an adult and is leaving for somewhere that she is supposed to be. In this sense, her bright smile gives the audience a sense of freedom as well.

CREDIT
  • DirectorEve DEBOISE
  • ScreenplayEve DEBOISE, Nadine LAMARI
  • ProducerNathalie MESURET
  • CinematographyPascal AUFRAY
  • Art DirectorEve DEBOISE
  • EditorLise BEAULIEU
  • SoundRicardo CASTRO
  • MusicRicardo CASTRO
CastPauline ETIENNE,Olivier RABOURDIN, Florence THOMASSIN
DIRECTOR
Eve DEBOISE
Eve Deboise studied at FEMIS, Department of Screenplay and National Fine Arts Academy of Paris. After graduation, she wrote several feature films and numerous TV series. Lost Paradise is her first feature.
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