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TOURIST

by Jean-Louis Schuller, co-written by Jérémie Dubois
90’ featuring-documentary
SYNOPSIS

After recently arriving in Svalbard, an island near the North Pole, a Luxembourgish tourist decides to extend his stay. Alexis embarks upon a long hike in an icy valley, an introspective and primal journey which is both physically and mentally endangering.

 

After finally returning to Longyearbyen, the only town on the island, he begins to reinvent his identity, with the aim of starting a new life and settling there. However, a few months later, the the long-term girlfriend he left behind appears on the island and attempts to bring him back to reality.

AUTHOR

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Jean-Louis SCHULLER
Director and scriptwriter

Jean-Louis Schuller is a director and cinematographer. He recently directed The Road Uphill (2011), a feature-length documentary which follows Leopard Trek, the Luxembourgish cycle team, training and competing in the 2011 Tour de France; HIGH/LOW (2010), a medium length documentary which he co-directed with Sam Blair and was awarded “Best Documentary” at the 2012 Luxembourg Film Prize; and Chungking Dream (2008), which was featured in the Silver Docs, Sheffield DocFest and Clermont-Ferrand film festivals and acquired by the MUDAM Collection, Luxembourg.  He was also commissioned to represent Luxembourg with Faces, a seven-screen installation, at the 2010 Shanghai EXPO. Jean-Louis has just finished his latest feature documentary named Black Harvest.

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Jérémie DUBOIS
Scriptwriter

After graduating from FEMIS and NFTS London Jeremie worked as a screenwriter and director. He writes for Vincent Macaigne, Armel Hostiou, Elodie Bouedec, Akihiro Hata, Camille Lugan or Ducki Tomek. He is also scenario consultant and participates in several committees and support funds in France (Advance on Film Revenues Commission or CNC Cinema du Monde) or abroad (feature film selection committee at the Solothurn Film Festival, consultant in the workshop in Asia Minor Produce in the South). Jeremie also saw his first film selected for the Critics’ Week in CANNES.

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