Caught playing seemingly taboo games with his older sister, teenager Alex's father furiously tells his son never to set foot on his land again. He responds by living a life off ground, watching his family from the trees and roofs above. Ivul is a film which seems to merge the French family saga with the English rural idyll, textured with audio-visual montage and dance-like abstraction to create a heartfelt and idiosyncratic drama.


Andrew K├Âtting

Switzerland|France 2009 101m