Still in his late teens, Rémi dreams of becoming a poet and dazzling the world with unforgettable verses. In search of inspiration under the sun in the city of Sète, and armed with only with a notebook and pen, Rémi is ready to write... But where to start? By staring at the sea? Climbing to a mountaintop? Listening to the birds sing? Finding his own muse? In bars? At the cemetery? In the water? And if none of that works, all that’s left is to drink, drink and drink some more, until inspiration strikes.
Damien Manivel (France, 1981) was a ballet dancer before studying cinema at the Le Fresnoy (National Studio for Contemporary Arts). His short films include Viril (2007), Soit sage ô ma douleur (2008), The Lady with the Dog (2011, Jean Vigo Prize winner) and A Sunday Morning (2012), which won the Discovery Prize in Cannes Critics’ Week. His debut feature A Young Poet received a Special Mention at the Locarno Film Festival in the Filmmakers of the Present competition sidebar.