Archive of films Thomas in Love / Thomas est amoureux
Belgium / France
2000, 92 min
Section: Forum of Independents
Thirty-two-year-old Thomas suffers from agoraphobia - he is afraid of open spaces. This makes his life unbearable. He stopped working eight years previously, invested all his money and now lives in a luxurious apartment which he never leaves. He never sees anyone, at least not in the flesh: his sole means of communication are his videophone and computer. After eight years of unsuccessful treatment, Thomas’ therapist decides to intervene in his patient’s life and, in spite of his protests, enrols Thomas in a lonely hearts’ club. But Thomas has no need for company, and he certainly has no desire to get married or even fall in love. Why can’t people just leave him alone? This absurd black comedy is a must for all fans of virtual reality!
About the director
Pierre-Paul Renders (b. 1963, Brussells) studied classical philology at the University of Louvain and filmmaking at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion at Louvain-la-Neuve. He has made numerous videos, documentaries and shorts. Thomas in Love is his first feature film.
About the film
Black & white, 35 mm
|Section:||Forum of Independents|
|Dir. of Photography:||Virginie Saint-Martin|
|Production:||Entre Chien et Loup|
|Cast:||Benoit Verhaert, Magali Pinglaut, Aylin Yay, Micheline Hardy, Alexandre von Sivers|