The Dive

Le Plongeon

France, 2013, 10’

directed by: Delphine Le Courtois

written by: Delphine Le Courtois

cast: Louis Leenart, Frédéric Sechet, Marie Kawczynski, Katy Bobet, Laure Mounier, Benjamin Tual, Erell Fischer, Remi Basquin

cinematography: Raul Fernandez

edited by: Fanny Dewulf-Servant

producers: Christophe Battarel, Jordane Oudin

production: Hippocampe Productions

festivals and awards: 

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2014 – Best Film by an Emerging Director; Festival Entre 2 Claps 2014 – Best Directing; FMK Short Film Festival 2014 – Special Jury Mention;

Having just turned thirteen, Leo sets himself a personal challenge and decides to jump off the highest diving board. As he waits his turn amongst adults, he looks back on the childhood he is leaving behind and his dive takes on a deeper meaning. Told through the everyday actions of the crowd in the pool, with virtually no speech, Leo’s story slowly emerges.

Delphine Le Courtois was born in France. She moved to London as a teenager where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Media. Currently she lives in Montréal where she works as assistant director and as a writer/director on her own projects. The Dive is her second short film.