Water Worlds

Water Worlds

2 Episodes

Let your imagination swim in the waters of two aqueous odysseys set in magical floating worlds. Inspired by the true story of the 1950 Red River flood that devastated much of Winnipeg, Canada, and its surroundings, Matthew Rankin’s short TABULA RASA envisions a town’s surreal resurrection through a cascade of phantasmagoric imagery. Then, set sail on the L’ATALANTE in Jean Vigo’s boat-bound masterpiece, in which the French cine-poet transforms the seemingly simple story of a newlywed couple’s marital ups and downs into a continuously surprising, wondrously romantic reverie.

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Water Worlds
  • Tabula Rasa

    Episode 1

    Directed by Matthew Rankin • 2011 • Canada
    Starring Martin Dubreuil, Sarah Gravel, Grimes

    A village engulfed by the 1950 Red River flood experiences a surreal resurrection.

  • L’Atalante

    Episode 2

    Directed by Jean Vigo • 1934 • France

    In Jean Vigo's hands, an unassuming tale of conjugal love becomes an achingly romantic reverie of desire and hope. Jean (Jean Dasté), a barge captain, marries Juliette (Dita Parlo), an innocent country girl, and the two climb aboard Jean's boat, the L'Atalan...