Le Temps long
Belgium, 40 min
Lou Colpé has been filming her grandparents since she was 15. In the process of this intense relationship, she notices some disconcerting signs in her grandmother: Alzheimer’s is slowing her down. A new film begins, a tougher one: the story of a couple that must face a tremendous challenge. Struggling against the tide of oblivion, the task of filmmaking becomes the ultimate act of resistance. Trying to retain the last images of her grandparents, an intimate conversation begins and echoes through the songs that play on the radio, conjuring lost stories and memories. Pieces of films are transformed in fragments of a love conversation. Lou Colpé struggles gently for her right to keep the images and the memory of her beloved grandparents. In doing so she manages to take us on a journey as unforgettable, sweet and tender as cinematically accomplished. Thus, twilight’s last gleaming becomes the song of a new dawn. Made only of home movies, the film summons a love that fights against all odds.
Giona A. Nazzaro
International Medium Length & Short Film Competition