TAKING THE WATERS
Director(s): Florian GEYER – Writer(s): Florian GEYER Contact Print page
Between the mountains and Lake Geneva, the spa resort of Evian-les-Bains welcomes thousands of spa guests from all over France.
Seven “curistes” - spa guests - who do not know each other participate in the same thermal treatment for three weeks. They are like the passengers of a large and motionless vessel, enjoying a soothing and intimate atmosphere where the light is blue and white… They dive, float and emerge, and gradually manage to discharge their burdens. The treatment recreates a three-week aquatic odyssey to the rhythm of their spa treatments administered by expert hands.
The film captures a unique parenthesis in our characters’ existence, giving them the opportunity to meditate in a setting where time seems to have stopped...