DCP/HD • COLOR • 2018 • FRANCE • 110'

A film by Pierre-Emmanuel Le-Goff

In November 2016, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet set off on his first mission to space. Six weightless months in orbit about 450 kilometres from Earth, together with an international team and a copy of Saint-Exupéry’s space adventure The Little Prince. For as Pesquet says, the mission’s ultimate goal is to give children and youth something to dream about. 16 Sunrises is on the same frequency, and the mission fully succeeds in a film that combines the researchers’ everyday life on board with a poetic dimension. The format is epic, and the launch and landing are incredibly exciting to watch. But the international space station is also an international semi-utopian project, in both theory and practice, with all the countries in the world contributing.

Produced by La Vingt-Cinquième Heure Production, Prospect tv

Original languages: French, English, Russian


Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff is a director, producer and scriptwriter. With his last production company, SlumbertLand Factory, he produced and co-wrote Iranian Storie, an interactif multimedia project dealing with the iranian protest movement. Then, he produced and directed the short movie Copy 0, produced Alice au pays s'émerveille directed by Marie-Eve Signeyrole (Festival of Locarno, Aubagne, Albi). In 2011, he distributed the movie Donoma, first feature of Fjinn Carrénard presented in Cannes Festival (ACID selection) and Price Louis Delluc. He directed the feature documentary Thomas Pesquet - How to become an astronaut and the TV movie Thomas Pesquet, Space Correspondent.

Festivals: Cannes Doc Corner - Film de clôture • CPHDox

©2019 by Wide House.