Directed by
Julie Bousquet, Estelle Hocquet, Catherine Manesse

Inès has lived all her life in the shadow of her sister, a brilliant volcanologist. As a challenge, she decides to join a scientific expedition that plans to climb a volcano.

Caldeira is an animation by students from the famous French institution Gobelin: Julie Bousquet, Estelle Hocquet and Catherine Manesse. The film follows bespectacled Inès - a character whom we emotionally invest in - up a volcano on an expedition that she for some unknown reason has decided to challenge herself with. But the expedition turns quickly into a confrontation with buried personal trauma as Inès remembers times with her sister. Before long past and present are muddled in the heat of the encroaching lava. The French directors comment, 'we really wanted to depict a sister-sister relationship as it is really rare in cinema, and set it in an impressive environment, a volcano, that also illustrates inner complicated feelings.'