After over a year of touring international festivals, Simon Saulnier’s new short film The Edge (La lisière) has now made its way online. Starting Monday, January 16, The Edge will be freely available for a week. It’s a tale of survival, where the remnants of a once flourishing forest symbolizes the risk of humanity’s impending doom.
The Edge Synopsis
In a close future, in the heart of a forest in the North where anarchy reigns, the young Hawa and her father survive as many refugees. It was during a theft of food, that the Hawa’s life switches. She loses what she cares the most and launches a journey to find the thieves up to the edge of this forest.
Director: Simon Saulnier
Screenwriter: Tom Gobart
Producers: Gravity Films
Director of Photography: Thierry Pouget
Little is known of what caused this future, let alone what those mysterious devices are being used by some of the characters. What can be said is that everything shown in the short film serves as a symbolic depiction of survival – from the Earth to all that which resides within it. It’s an enthralling story that deserves a feature-length adaptation.