Faces of Europe – The Countess of Sartène – A Corsican Heredity


Ponderous, massive and impregnable - Sartène in the southwest of Corsica: As steadfast as the granite from which it was built and imprinted forever by the Sgio, the feudal barons who ruled here ages ago. On Corsica, this is the place deemed "the most Corsican of all Corsican cities." The designation dates back to the author Prosper Mérimée. The documentary accompanies Magdeleine de Grandcour de la Taille, an elegant noblewoman now residing in Nice, through the Sartène of her childhood and youth. In joining her, the film's viewers experience the fascination of this rugged, fissured landscape, and meet along the way some of its non-conformist inhabitants - a journey of discovery through a wild region.

Filmographic details

Year 2006
Country France
Rights Worldwide
Runtime 26 Min.
Channel Arte / ZDF
Author Ilka Franzmann
Director Ilka Franzmann
Camera Markus Winterbauer