Dolphin Man / 2017 / 78’
Director: Lefteris Charitos
Script: Lefteris Charitos, Yuri Averof
Narrator: Jean-Marc Barr
Cinematography: Stelios Apostolopoulos
Editing David Kazala
Music: Mathieu Lamboley
Production: Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof, Ed Barreveld and Estelle Robin
“Imagine now being a dolphin. Free to live according to your needs. There is a dolphin dormant in all of us”, said the man who pushed the limits of the human body and mind but not for the sake of setting records but for the freedom that rises deep below the surface where the blue is no longer blue, where the sky and one’s feelings turn into memories, where silence is complete and time nonexistent.”
MakeDox tells the story of the French Dolphin for the first time in Macedonia, in three cities:
– 2 November (Thursday) / 20:00 / Kino Kultura, Skopje
– 3 November (Friday) / 20:00 / Culture Center “Grigor Prlichev”, Ohrid
– 4 November (Saturday) / 20:00 / Brothers Miladinov Memorial House, Struga, in cooperation with DreamOn Festival
This is the breathtaking story about the legendary Jacque Mayol who became in 1976 the first free diver to descend to 100 meters. Rare archive footage and stunning contemporary underwater photography bring closer the life of the Dolphin Man, who also inspired Luc Besson’s “The Big Blue”.
Who would say that going down below the surface, leaving behind everything and everyone we know, would bring us closer to ourselves and to the sea where we originally came from? Who would think that peacefulness is possible when the supply of oxygen is limited? Who could possibly comprehend that holding breath can make us feel free?