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One day at the sea

Une Journée À la Mer


A film by Jonathan Borgel

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Child / Family / Mother-Son Relationship

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One day at the sea

  • Jonathan Borgel


     Jonathan Borgel was born in 1985 in Paris. After a Master in Law at La Sorbonne, he starts writing and directing short films. Jonathan is also an actor.  

    2008: La Main de Zanne
    2009: Jeanne
    2010: Et si je m’arrêtais là
    2012: Casting
    2016: Première Séance
    2018: Une journée à la mer


After years of absence, Agatha returns to the sea resort of her childhood, in Normandy, with her six years old son, Honoré. On edge, loaded with memories, she paces along the boardwalks of Deauville, while her son stays alone in the car. To his few questions, she gives no answers. On the wide beach of Trouville, in front of the old Hôtel des Roches Noires, she leaves him one more time. The film is freely inspired from Marguerite Duras’s play, Agatha.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 17'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: France
  • Original Language(s): French / German
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Nina Hoss, Honoré Garros, Thibault Vinçon, Ferdinand Régent-Chappey
  • Screenplay: Jonathan Borgel
  • Cinematographer: Marco Graziaplena
  • Editor: Enzo Chanteux, Anna Brunstein
  • Sound: Nicolas Joly
  • Producer: Santiago Amigorena

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Les Films du Rat
  • Coproduced by: Page 114