Date & Time: Sunday September 5th / 8.30pm (Closing night film)
Location: The Gate Cinema
Details: Ann Sirot & Raphaël Balboni / Belgium / 2020 / 87 mins
Starring: Jo Deseure, Jean Le Peltier, Lucie Debay
Premiere: Irish Premiere
Awards: Best Film Audience Award, Bergamo Film Festival 2021
Synopsis: Alex and Noémie, both in their thirties, want a child. But their plans are upset when Alex’s mother, Suzanne, starts acting rather bizarrely. It is due to her suffering from “semantic dementia,” a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that influences her behaviour. She spends money recklessly, visits her neighbours in the middle of the night to eat slices of bread, and cobbles together a fake driver’s license for herself with scissors and glue. Suzanne the mother becomes an uncontrollable child. An unexpected and unusual parenting boot camp for Noémie and Alex!
“Raphaël Balboni and Ann Sirot deliver a delicately balanced work, tackling a serious subject with imagination and determination” – Cineuropa.