EN - Ten years since the passing away of Ellen, it’s the annual reunion of Ellen’s friends. We see how everybody has coped in his own way with the loss. Where is the grief now? Where is someone, who died ten years ago? Sonnet 81 is a subtle and poetical portrait about the immortality of our loved ones.

NL - Tien jaar nadat Ellen overleed vindt ook nu de jaarlijkse reünie plaats met Ellens vrienden. We zien hoe ieder op zijn manier met het verlies omgaat. Waar zit het verdriet nu? En waar is iemand, die er al tien jaar niet meer is? Sonnet 81 is een subtiel en poëtisch portret over vergankelijkheid en de onsterfelijkheid van een geliefde.

FR - Ça fait dix ans que Ellen, la fille de Lut et Jos, est décédée. C’est le réunion annuel des amis à Ellen. Chacun a assumé la perte de sa propre façon. Où se trouve le chagrin maintenant? Et où est quelqu’un, morte depuis dix ans? Sonnet 81 est un portrait subtil et poétique sur l’immortalité de nos proches.

Info

Title Sonnet 81
Original title Sonnet 81
Original version Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre drama
Year of production 2013
World première / first public presentation 2013-11-30

Credits

Cast Mieke Verdin, Willy Thomas, Floris Schillebeeckx, Eline Kuppens, Marieke Dilles, Jonathan Van Essche, Michiel Soete, Jeroen Vanderven, Barbara Claes, Stefanie Claes, Bas Devos
Photography Grimm Vandekerckhove
Editing Fairuz Ghammam
Sound Marijn Thijs, Karel Dewaele
Art director Ruth Peeters
Costume Judith Vanherck
Music Buni Lenski

Technical specs

Running time film 23'
Release format Blu-ray
Aspect ratio 16/9
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

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Festivals

2013: International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)

New batch of wildcard laureates announced

Six promising young filmmakers have been awarded a wildcard, handed out by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) through its annual VAF wildcard competition. Maaike Neuville’s Sonnet 81 and Deben Van Dam’s The Way of All Flesh were laureled among the fiction shorts; Juliette Joffé received a documentary wildcard for Maybe Darkness, as did Hannes Verhoustraete for 28 Rue Brichaut. This year’s animation wildcard went to Nienke Deutz for One, Two, Three, Piano! while Miki Ambrózy’s Fabric of Time earned him a wildcard in the filmlab section of the competition.

Maybe DarknessThe wildcard competition organised by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund has already proven its value over the last few years. Its history includes previous winners such as Tom Van Avermaet (Death of a Shadow), Sahim Omar Kalifa (Land of the HeroesBaghdad Messi), Gust Van den Berghe (Little Baby Jesus of FlandrBlue Bird) and Gilles Coulier (IcelandMont Blanc).

Published on Thursday 5 December 2013

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Director Maaike Neuville
Producers LUCA Sint-Lukas School of Arts
Writers Maaike Neuville
Contact

Luca School of Arts
Daphné Pascual
Paleizenstraat 70
1030 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 2 250 11 86
daphne.pascual@luca-arts.be

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