My Life on Ice
My Life on Ice (Ma vraie vie à Rouen, 2002), Ducastel and Martineau's most recent film, again shifts genres and style to brilliant effect. Using digital video over film, My Life on Ice depicts the video diary kept by 16-year-old Etienne, who in the process of documenting his life comes to terms with his homosexual desire and the isolation he feels as a gay youth in Rouen. More experimental than their previous films in its use of fictionalized digital video diary narration, the film was nominated for a Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival. Ducastel and Martineau are presently finishing their fourth film, Coquillages et crustacés, which is slated to premiere at the 2005 Berlin Film Festival.
Ducastel and Martineau introduce the film and participate in a discussion, following the screening.