premiere during the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes 2019 | world premiere May 23, 2019

That which is to come is just a promise (22 mins)

a documentary essay by Flatform

In a long sequence through Funafuti island, the state of drought and flooding alternate fluidly, and without interruption. The places and the actions of their inhabitants, in the constant and smooth movement from one state to another, set-aside the two recurring situations of the island: the waiting and the suspension. Since some years, Funafuti, in the Tuvalu archipelago, is the scene of a unique phenomenon: due to the unnatural overheating of the sea, salt water rises from the ground, flows through the pores of the land and floods it, putting the future of life at risk on the island.

script & director & editing Flatform | camera Simon Baumfield & Jess Carlton | compositing & VFX Stereomatrix Reinier van Brummelen & Neda Gueorguieva | sound design Wiebe de Boer | a co-production with Dugong Films (Italy) Giulia Achilli & Marco Alessi in collaboration with RAI Cinema & Blueskin Films (New Zealand) Catherine Fitzgerald | supported by Mibac DG Cinema, Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protection of Italy, the Netherlands Film Fund

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