EN - Les enfants de l’amour shows us a weekend in the life of a family torn by disputes and dissapointments. The three children Michael, Winnie and Aurelie are the central characters. After two failed marriages, their mother Nathalie is on her own. The mother and the children are forced to adapt to the new situation the fathers equally try to come to terms with what happened. The story starts Friday morning, the children are getting ready to visit their respective fathers for the weekend. In a documentary style, the film draws the portrait of these six complex characters who are dealing with questions of blame, loyalty and affection.

FR - Les enfants de l’amour nous montre un week-end dans la vie d’une famille tiraillée par les disputes et les déceptions. Michael, Winnie et Aurélie, les trois enfants, sont les personnages centraux. Après trois mariages soldés par un échec, leur mère, Nathalie, se retrouve seule. La mère et les enfants sont obligés de s’adapter à la nouvelle situation. Les pères, eux aussi, essaient de composer avec ce qu’il s’est passé. L’histoire commence le vendredi matin. Les enfants se préparent à rendre visite à leur père respectif durant le week-end. Dans un style de documentaire, le film dresse le portrait de ces six personnes complexes qui font face à des questions de blâme, de loyauté et d’affection.

Info

Title Les enfants de l’amour
Original version French
Status Completed
Category Features
Year of production 2001

Credits

Cast Nathalie Stas, Olivier Ythier, Jean-Louis Leclercq, Winnie Vigilante, Michael Philpott, Fauve De Loof, Cathy Devreker
Photography Gerd Schelfhout
Editing Geoffrey Enthoven
Music Das Pop

Technical specs

Running time film 87
Release format 35mm
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour

Partners

Awards

Special Jury Award - International Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg (D) 2002 FNAC Audience Award - International Film Festival of Flanders - Ghent 2001 Best Feature Film - Milano International Film Festival 2002

Films Boutique to represent Enthoven’s upcoming features

Geoffrey Enthoven and Mariano Vanhoof's production hub Fobic Films has closed a deal with Berlin-based Films Boutique. The international sales agent is to represent Enthoven’s two upcoming features Half Way and Winnipeg, both scripted by Pierre De Clercq. Films Boutique also added Geoffrey Enthoven’s back catalogue produced for Fobic Films to its slate – Children of Love,The Only One and Happy Together.

Geoffrey EnthovenFilms Boutique had already handled international sales for Come As You Are, which has been sold to over 42 countries so far. Enthoven’s feature film about three disabled youngsters who, under the guise of a wine tour, embark on a journey to Spain hoping to get laid there, was awarded EFA’s People’s Choice Award last year.

Published on Tuesday 28 May 2013

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Short info

Director Geoffrey Enthoven
Producers Mariano Vanhoof
Writers Geoffrey Enthoven
Contact

Fobic Films
Nieuwe Vaart 118
9000 Ghent
Belgium
T T +32 9 329 00 52
F F +32 9 329 00 52
info@fobicfilms.com

Sales

Cine International
Leopoldstrasse 18
D-80802 Munich
Germany
T T +49 89 39 10 25
F F +49 89 33 10 89
charris@cine-international.de