Archive of films Beyond the Walls / Hors les murs
Paulo is a young piano player who lives with his girlfriend Anka. When he meets lonely bass player Ilir, it is love at first sight. This authentic movie, relating the tale of a love triangle, relies on a well-built story and excellent acting performances. The film’s intimate atmosphere is ushered in by the music of the Canadian group Valleys.
Paulo is a young piano player who lives with his girlfriend Anka, but their relationship isn’t all that solid. Then he meets a lonely bass player named Ilir and it’s love at first sight; soon the two young men move in together. When one day Paulo promises to love Ilir forever, the musician goes to a concert and never returns. Although this candid and authentic movie tells of a gay relationship, it is essentially about a love triangle in which gender seems not to matter much. Men and women experience uncertainty, betrayal, love, and envy in the same way. Belgian director David Lambert’s film debut makes good use of his screenwriting experience, relying on a well-built story and dialogue and excellent performances. The film’s intimate atmosphere is ushered in by the music of the Canadian group Valleys.
About the director
David Lambert (b. 1974, the Ardennes, Belgium) graduated in Romance languages from the University of Liège. He started out as a playwright, moving on to screenwriting at age 30. For two years he worked on the children’s TV show "Ici Blabla” for RTBF television, then he began collaborating on numerous scripts with French and Belgian directors (e.g. the Belgian film La régate, 2009). His first short film Vivre encore un peu (2009) screened at the Locarno International Film Festival and many others as well, winning a variety of awards. Beyond the Walls, his feature film debut, screened at this year’s Cannes film festival in the Critics’ Week. The director is now working on his second film, I Am Yours.
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:
|Matthieu Poirot Delpech
|Guillaume Gouix, Matila Malliarakis, Mélissa Désormeaux Poulin