The president of the USA looks for porn on the internet while he speaks on the phone with one of his drones sent to Afghanistan. In the meantime, the French ambassadress of this country is trying to negotiate the disarmament of a nomad in the region of Kuchi while her daughter Cleo is kidnapped by an afghan warlord that has mistaken her for a princess, daughter of an important enemy. Both worlds come together in this 33-minute long medium-length film, where its director Gabriel Abrantes, mixes social and political satire with a stunning use of photography. “We work in the sites where the world is taking new forms of life, where contemporary forms of life are being invented”, says the director about his filmmaking.

Ennui Ennui (Gabriel Abrantes, 2013)

Abrantes (1984) is an artist and film director. He has received several awards, such as the Best Short-film Golden Leopardo at the Locarno Festival 2010 for his film A history of mutual respect. His films have been screened at the Biennale of Venezia and the Toronto Film, Festival; and he has exhibited his art work in Boston, Paris and Oporto. His medium-length film Ennui Ennui received the Special Mention Award of the Jury at the last edition of Clermont-Ferrand and the Grand Prix France at the Brive Film Festival. Abrantes currently lives and works in Paris, where he is preparing his first feature film, Tristes monroes.

Ennui Ennui is part of the Official Selection of the International Medium-length Film Festival La Cabina that takes place from the 6th to the 16th of November in the Filmoteca de Valencia.

ENNUI ENNUI | Gabriel Abrantes · Comedy · France · 2013 · 33 min