Folles Mémoires du Caillou
59' / 1997
Nouville in the bay of Nouméa, New Caledonia. Over there, the French prison and the psychiatric hospital have been surrounded by water. Today, Nouville is linked to Nouméa through a dyke and still encloses those two institutions, which now are side by side to a touristic complex and a Melanesian kanak squat.
The psychiatric hospital is called Albert Bousquet, the grandfather's name of the director, who was the main doctor of the hospital during the fifties and who nearby committed suicide on a small beach. The film recounts this single exile story and questions the complex and shattered past of this island.
- Author : Mathilde Mignon
- Photography : Philippe Costantini
- Sound : Olivier Hespel, Jean-François Gosselin
- Editing : Anne Weil
Production and Partners
- Producer : Les Films d'Ici
- Partners : Simple Productions, La Sept Arte, RFO, RTBF, CNC, Procirep, Musée de la ville de Nouméa, DRAC Nouvelle-Calédonie, Congrès du territoire, MEDIA
- RTBF - RFO
- Arte Distribution