In the arms of a sailor


What do sailors' wives dream about? Of love and salt water?

Not necessarily or not always…

A sailor's wife herself by pure chance, Marie Benoist goes off in search of these everyday adventurers; by speaking about the myth and fantasy attached to this figure, she tries to capture the reality of the life of these women of today… Perhaps to discover that "sailors' wives" are not necessarily "women of constant sorrow," but rather, explorers of that which forms the basis of desire and the life of a couple when the sea comes between you.

In the arms of a sailor


Year : 2019
Author-director : Marie Benoist
Duration : 55 minutes
Distribution : Les Docs du Nord - ADAV

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Graphics: Pauline Andrieu

Commentary: Marie Benoist

Image: Henri Desaunay

Editing: Delphine Piau

Music: Maxence Vandevelde

In coproduction with Grand Littoral TV / Grand Lille TV, La Chaîne Normande and Pictanovo with the support of Hauts-de-France Region.

With the participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, the Procirep – Society of Cinema and Television Producers and the Angoa and Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts.

Selected at the Festival International de films “Pêcheurs du monde” in Lorient 2020 – Out-of-competition category