Programmed by Lysa Heurtier Manzanares
Une journée de récolte de litchis à Mangarivotra, un petit village malgache. Une journée différente de la plupart des autres jours de l’année, car après le travail et la vente de la cueillette, vient le temps de la fête.
This short film is a rich and intimate insight into the solidarity around the litchi harvest. Melville films her own family whose cheer and repartee, in the face of exhaustion, attests to their joie de vivre and appreciation of life, which is infectious. Despite stolen litchis and the uncertain future of farming, the villagers are simply thankful that no one fell out of a tree and to have enough money to rejoice the year together. This film is without artifice and is in itself a joyful celebration of life.