Berlinale: Programme

Film file

Generation 14plus



Endless are the waves breaking upon the beach. A person comes into frame: Dark skin, long hair, black pants rolled up just above the ankles, barefoot. With slow but determined steps, like a sleepwalker, as if under the spell of a siren, the individual approaches the sea and wades in. As the water rises above the first person's knees, another follows. Then a third. A suspicion grows that the cycle is never-ending.

Emmanuel Trousse

Monaco 2017

11 min · Colour


Written and directed by
Emmanuel Trousse
Director of Photography
Emmanuel Trousse
Sound Design
Manuel Vidal
Special Effects
Basile Maffone, Sasa Jokic
Foley Artist
Romain Anklewicz
Assistant Director
Babacar Top
Production Manager
Célia Peragallo
Célia Peragallo


Emmanuel Trousse

Born in Monaco in 1984, he began as a street photographer before quickly moving into other media including video, performance and installation. He participated in Berlinale Talents in 2010. Sirens has already featured in numerous exhibitions and festivals including the Dak’Art Biennale of Contemporary African Art, the Lagos Photo Festival and the New York Photo Festival. He was also involved in the production of Love by Gaspar Noé which premiered at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival.

Filmography (short films)

2008 Philip Jones Griffiths 2009 Jukka 2016 Gaïnde 2017 Sirens

Produced by

Jukka Studios
Monaco, Monaco