A documentary written and directed by Cyril Montana and Thomas Bornot
In the heart of Luberon, in a village called Lacoste, Pierre Cardin, multimillionaire icon of the fashion industry, has been buying for 15 years around 40 houses (1/3 of the village) and about the same amount of hectares left uncultivated.
Cyril Montana, a child of the region who became a writer in Paris, realizes that his village is in danger. Feeling alone and helpless while facing this situation, he decides to seek help from those who are actually changing the world around the world: thinkers and activists, philosophers…And this with the aim of finding concrete projects to revitalize the village.
Accompanied by Thomas Bornot who will film this quest, Cyril will initiate a real « Trip to Utopia » in order to find positive alternatives and we hope the result to be an inspiring documentary.
Cyril Montana is a writer. He was published several times (Malabar Trip / le Dilletante – La faute à Mick Jagger/Albin Michel). He also worked alongside Jacques Attali as a coproducer regarding the creation of the Positive Economy Forum.
Thomas Bornot is a director and producer of many documentaries.
Justine Henochsberg and Julie Guesnon Amarante, founders and producers of Les Batelières Productions. This production company has an editorial line that is built around social, political and cultural projects and also develops special contents for young audiences. Les Batelières Productions recently produced documentaries such as the « drama documentary » My American (way of) Life by Sylvain Desmille and also 2 short films and a musical content.