RUNTIME : 90 mn
RELEASE DATE JUNE 11th 2008
“We wish to be close to those we admire, to listen to them, and get to know them. But these individuals don’t tell their stories – they live them. Meeting Eric Tabarly was disconcerting; a man of discretion and humility; an overwhelming presence; simple words and shy humor. I wish I had gotten to know him better, but had I done so, how much more would I truly have learned?”
Pierre Marcel’s movie tells the tale of the sailor’s extraordinary life journey and reveals his intense sensitivity. Based on both professional and amateur archives, mostly unseen, this documentary reacquaints us with the thrills of his offshore racing, his discreet finishes and celebrated victories – both solo and with a crew – during the 35-year supremacy of the Pen Duick yachts, crossing the seas the world over.
A FILM BY : Pierre Marcel
MUSIC : Yann Tiersen
SCREENPLAY : Pierre Marcel
AWARD AND NOMINATIONS : Named to the 2009 César for Best Documentary