In Lucie Borleteau’s striking debut feature, the sailor setting off to sea and leaving behind a lonely lover is a woman: Alice, a young ship engineer who is called to replace a dead crew member on the cargo ship Fidelio. Once aboard, Alice realizes that Fidelio is the new name of the vessel she was trained on a decade earlier. And that the ship’s captain was once her first great love.
Aside from its fascinatingly gritty and detailed account of work and play between ports of call in Senegal, France, and Poland, Fidelio is a thought provoking investigation of faithfulness and the nature of love and desire. In Alice (played by rising star Ariane Lebed) and the international mix of personalities surrounding her on board the Fidelio, Borleteau has created a cast of unusually complex, layered characters.
French Title - Fidelio, l’odysée d’Alice
English Title - Fidelio
Screentime - 97 min
Doors will open at 6:45pm, 45 minutes before showtime at 7:30pm.
Parking is free after 5:00pm. There is parking available at Dan Allen Parking Deck, located at 110 Dan Allen Dr.
This is the fifth of six films in the 2017 Tournées Film Festival at North Carolina State University: Raleigh's French Connection. Find out more at https://www.ncsu.edu/gti/tournees/