Archive of films August & Marie / August & Marie

Belgium
2002, 20 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2003

Long ago, 86-year-old Auguste got together with 88-year-old Marie; today she suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. This black-and-white film presents a subtle and sensitive portrayal of a silent love between two aging people as manifested in tender gestures bound to a life.


Synopsis

Long ago, 86-year-old Auguste got together with 88-year-old Marie; today she suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. This black-and-white film presents a subtle and sensitive portrayal of a silent love between two aging people as manifested in tender gesturesbouns to a life experienced in the motionless, timeless Belgian countryside.

About the director

Gabriel Vanderpas (b. 1981) studied at the Institut National de Radioélectricité et Cinématographie in Brussels (2000-03). He has tried his hand at several film professions, among them stills photographer (Through the Walls of the Heart -see Karlovy Vary IFF 2002), assistant director and cameraman. Selected filmography: Le trou (2001), August & Marie (2002), St-Nicolas ne viendra pas (2003), Turron de Chapapote (2003).  The film was shot and the script was written in cooperation with six students of the Brussel= s Film School INRACI.

Contacts

La Big Family
42 Rue Dethy, 1060, Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +32 2 538 3158
E-mail: labigfamily@myrealbox.com

INRACI
Chateau du Parc Duden, Avenue Victor Rousseau 75, 1190, Brussels
Belgium
Tel: +32 2 340 1100
Fax: +33 2 340 1116
E-mail: inraci@inraci.be

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm
International premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Gabriel Vanderpas
Screenplay: Gabriel Vanderpas
Dir. of Photography: Frédéric Noirhomme, Colette Lacaze
Music: Hervé Guerrisi
Editor: Sébastien Andres
Producer: Godefroid Courtemans
Production: INRACI
Contact: La Big Family, INRACI

Guests

Gabriel Vanderpas

Frédéric Noirhomme


Ludovic Van Pachterbeke

Amelie Pierre


Colette Lacaze

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