EN - A documentary following a group of ageing drag artists who set out, one last time, to relive their once glamorous lives by touring their play ‘Gardenia’ around Europe and Southeast Asia. Time has left its physical traces: their hair has grown a little thinner, their bellies a little bigger and their butts a little slacker. But when the spotlights are on all of that is forgotten and the glittery stage life of make-up, silk stockings and feather boas begins, transforming them from ordinary humans into stage divas.

Info

Title Before The Last Curtain Falls
Original title Before The Last Curtain Falls
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Docs
Year 2014

Credits

Photography Axel Schneppat

Technical specs

Running time film 90'

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
Production partners Gebrueder Beetz (D), Polar Star Films (ES), ZDF/arte, SRF, ORF

International Feature Award for Mihai’s Waiting for August at Hot Docs

Waiting for August, the documentary feature by Romanian-Flemish director Teodora Ana Mihai, has won the Best International Feature Award at Hot Docs, Toronto’s world-renowned documentary film festival (24 April – 4 May). Meanwhile, the film was also given a Special Mention at the Visions du Réel festival in Switzerland, as was Ellen Vermeulen’s documentary 9999. Finally, Before The Last Curtain Falls, a co-production with Flanders, was also awarded at Hot Docs.

Waiting For August - Hot DocsTeodora Ana Mihai’s documentary debut Waiting for August screened in Hot Docs’ international competition, alongside 12 other documentary features.

Published on Saturday 3 May 2014

Flanders Five to Hot Docs

Teodora Ana Mihai’s documentary Waiting for August and Frederik Jan Depickere’s short film Adrift are selected for this year’s Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, aka Hot Docs (24 April – 4 May). Three more films co-produced with Flanders,Before The Last Curtain FallsNe me quitte pas and See No Evil, made the bill in Toronto.

Waiting for AugustWaiting for August portrays the gripping story of 15-year-old Georgiana, the eldest daughter of the Halmac family. She lives with her six siblings in a social housing condo on the outskirts of Bacau, Romania. As their mother, who works as an economic migrant in Italy, won’t be back until summer, Georgiana is involuntarily catapulted to the role of new head of the family.

Published on Thursday 20 March 2014

Young filmmakers join Savage Film talent pool

Savage Film producer Bart Van Langendonck is in Cannes to present his Brussels-based production outfit’s new three-year slate. In addition to brand new projects from the directors the company started with five years ago (Michaël R Roskam and Bram Van Paesschen), young filmmakers such as Hans Van Nuffel, Matthias Schoenaerts and Robin Pront are now joining the producer's growing talent pool to develop their own feature-length projects.

Savage Film founder Bart Van LangendonckEquator is the second feature by Hans Van Nuffel, the 2011 European Film Award Discovery of the Year winner (for Oxygen). The Faithful (Le fidèle) is the second feature film project from Oscar-nominated director Michaël R Roskam (Bullhead), while Franky will be the directorial debut of critically acclaimed Flemish actor Matthias Schoenaerts.

Published on Wednesday 16 May 2012

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Short info

Director Thomas Wallner
Producers Bart Van Langendonck
Writers Eva Küpper , Thomas Wallner
Contact

Savage Film
Bart Van Langendonck
Opzichterstraat 70/7
1080 Brussels
Belgium
info@savagefilm.be
www.savagefilm.be

Sales

CAT&Docs
Catherine Le Clef
18, rue quincampoix
75004 Paris
France
T +33 (0)1 44 61 77 48
info@catndocs.com

Website www.savagefilm.be/documentary/GARDENIA