Les Sirènes is a beautiful coming-of-age drama short, written and directed by Marie Léa Regales, starring Maryne Cayon, Anaïs Lechiara, Daria Santoni and Laureva Timotei. The direction of photography is by Benoît Bouthors and the editing is by Pauline Archange. The song that is featured on the film, Psaume de David, is a traditional Corsican song, sung by Battista Acquaviva.
It’s the last days of an endless summer in the island of Corsica. It’s too hot and there is nothing left to do. In the middle of nowhere, four girls are bored. But Camille, the youngest, is pregnant.
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Marie Léa Regales was born in Paris in 1993. After graduating as a film editor and assistant director, Marie directed her first short film, Les Sirènes, in 2016, produced by GREC (Groupe de Recherches et d’Essais Cinématographiques) and the University of Corsica. Selected at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival and distributed to CINEMED in 2016, the film focuses on the journey of Camille, a pregnant teenager before making the decision to keep or not her child. Marie is currently preparing a second short film, La Vie sur Mars, with the support of the Corsica Region and CNC. The film won the 2016 Med Scenario and is pre-bought by France 2. Her latest screenplay, Nuit Verte, participated in the writers/producers meetings of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and has just been awarded with a support grant by the Corsica Region.
All images © Marie Léa Regales / Les Sirènes