Tout le monde aime le bord de la mer



A group of men is waiting at the fringes of a coastal woodland for the journey to Europe. They get trapped in a temporal threshold. A film is shot there with the men playing themselves. The landscape changes and where they are is no longer their motherland. There are no beautiful beaches, the water is not transparent, not clear. Legends from the colonial past collide with the present time, memory survives.

Director's Statement

I was interested in portraying a place where human trajectories are spatially and temporally suspended. WE ALL LOVE THE SEA SHORE delves into a border experience that takes place in the city of Ceuta, at the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. This is a territory limbo for some travellers. By crossing contemporary nomadic landscapes the film explores this mundane threshold. Behind us was the forest, ahead is the sea.

Director's Biography

Keina Espiñeira was born in Spain in 1983. She holds a Master's degree in Direction and Production of Documentary Films from the Documentary Film Association in Madrid. She has also worked as social researcher in California, the Netherlands, Spain and Morocco. Borders play a pivotal role in her work.
WE ALL LOVE THE SEA SHORE is her first film.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Keina Espiñeira

Written by: Keina Espiñeira, Samuel Delgado

Produced by: Lourdes Perez

Cinematography: Jose Alayón

Editing: Samuel Delgado

Production Design: Lourdes Perez

Sound Design: Raul Espiñeira

Main Cast: Mohamed Diakité, Aliou Diallo, Boubacar Barry, Abdoulaye Diallo

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2016