when Florence Arthaud inspires cinema
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“Flo” is the title of the film dedicated to Florence Arthaud. It will be presented on Friday 19 May at the Cinéma de la Plage in Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes), during the Cannes Film Festival.
“Flo”, the film dedicated to Florence Arthaud, which will be presented on Friday 19 May at the Cinéma de la Plage in Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes), during the Cannes Film Festival, is a real event. The theatrical release is scheduled for November. The film is already controversial: the family have expressed their dissatisfaction, even anger, at being deprived of Florence Arthaud’s story. A tortuous, painful story, where excesses, parties, drugs, alcohol have sometimes had their place.
The Little Bride of the Atlantic
A story that ended eight years ago with a tragedy: a helicopter crash on the set of a television broadcast. However, this is the paradox of her life, Florence Arthaud had spent her life cheating death. Her life was also made up of great sporting successes. That earned her a nickname: Little Bride of the Atlantic, at the pinnacle of her performance. Like the record for crossing the North Atlantic by sailboat and solo, in nine days, 21 hours and 42 minutes. Her biggest victory was at the Route du Rhum in 1990, where she became the first woman to achieve this feat, says France Télévisions journalist Samuel Ollivier.