Nicolas Humbert & Simone Fürbringer
Switzerland, Germany | 2023 | 95 min
World premiere
Languages : French, English, German
Subtitles : English, French

Through a combination of hypnotic, at times enigmatic images and sound fragments, Floating Islands is constructed through a free and associative montage, resulting in a delicate filmic poem. Simone Fürbringer and Nicolas Humbert invite us to take part in a journey through their artistic world, paying tribute to the cinematographic voices they hold dear.

Floating Islands is a cinematographic journey about our relationship to the world, our presence on earth, what we leave behind, what leaves its mark on us and what connects us. Floating Islands takes a free-form collection of letters, and hypnotic, at times enigmatic images and sound fragments, and assembles them with precise editing, resulting in a tender cinepoem. The film’s first letter intones: “What exactly is left of our time on earth? Everything is upended and merged: the passing of time, the meaning of our lives, our fleeting presence. (…) I know that for me, letters provide an island, a book, a fire, an expansion - like cinema.” Simone Fürbringer and Nicolas Humbert invite us on a journey through their artistic world, paying tribute to their favourite voices in cinematography. After their collaboration on Wild Plants, which was edited by Simone Fürbringer, the two filmmakers have co-directed a new, free-thinking film that explores our world. 

Alice Riva

Nicolas Humbert
Floating Islands, 2023
Wild Plants, 2016
Lucie et maintenant, 2007
Brother Yusef, 2005
Three Windows, 1999
Vagabonding Images, 1998
Middle of the Moment, 1995
Step Across the Border, 1990
Wolfsgrub, 1986
 
Simone Fürbringer
Floating Islands, 2023
I’m a crow, 2009
Lucie et maintenant, 2007
Phönix aus der Asche, 2002
Vagabonding Images, 1998
Prends ta chance, 1994
Ong Dong Dreoka, 1991
Flieg fligender Fisch, 1989

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Screenplay
Simone FürbringerNicolas Humbert
Photography
Simone FürbringerNicolas Humbert
Sound
Simone FürbringerMarc Parisotto
Editing
Simone Fürbringer
Music
Marc RibotShazad IsmailyChes SmithFred FrithEdward PerraultMiki YuiSidsel Endresen
Production
Nicolas HumbertSimone Fürbringer
Sales contact
Nicolas HumbertSimNic Filmsnicolas.humbert@gmx.de

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