EN - A woman vanishes. Her husband inquires into the strange circumstances of her dissapearance. Did she leave him? Is she dead? As he goes along searching, he plunges into a world of nightmare and violence...
FR - Une femme disparaît. Son mari enquête sur les conditions étranges de sa disparition. L'-at-elle quitté? Est-elle morte? Au fur et à mesure qu'il avance dans ses recherches, il plonge dans un univers cauchemardesque et violent...
|Title||The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears|
|Original title||L' étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps|
|Year of production||2012|
|Executive producer||Eve Commenge|
|Running time film||105'|
|Supported by||Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel, Film Fund Luxembourg, Canal Plus, Ciné Plus, La région Lorraine|
|Production partners||Red Lion (Pol Cruchten, Gilles Chanial), Tobina Film (François Cognard)|
Invited for the Breakthrough section, Patrice Toye’s feature film Little Black Spiders is set to screen at this year’s AFI Fest, which takes place in Los Angeles from 7-14 November. Nicolas Provost’s short Tokyo Giants is screening in the short film competition, while Borgmanand The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears, two co-productions with Flanders, are also part of the line-up, as isThe Congress, whose animated scenes were covered by Brussels animation studio Walking The Dog.
With Little Black Spiders, Toye returns to the late seventies, where pregnant teenage girls are kept hidden in the attic of a hospital awaiting the birth of their baby. Some want to put their mistake behind them as soon as possible, but Katja, herself an orphan, longs to have her own little family and will make sure nothing happens to her baby.
In addition to the wholly Flemish films on view this year, the Toronto International Film Festival’s Vanguard section also features two co-productions with Flanders, both through Koen Mortier and Eurydice Gysel’s Brussels-based production company Epidemic: Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman (pictured) and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears.
Borgman premiered at Cannes this year and stars Flemish actors Jeroen Perceval, Jan Bijvoet, Tom Dewispelaere and Gene Bervoets. The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears is written and directed by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, with a cast including Sam Louwyck (The Fifth Season, 22nd of May) and Hans De Munter.
Flemish actors will be appearing in some of the most eagerly awaited films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead, Rust and Bone - pictured) stars in Guillaume Canet’s re-edited Blood Ties which is to receive a Gala Presentation at the fest.
Johan Leysen, known for his role in The American, stars in François Ozon’s Young and Beautiful. Leysen is also one of the leads, together with Koen De Bouw (The Memory of a Killer), Veerle Baetens (The Broken Circle Breakdown) and Jappe Claes (Dossier K.), in Montreal World Film Fest sensation The Verdict by Jan Verheyen.
Caroline Strubbe’s newest feature film I’m the same I’m an other has been invited to this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where it is to receive its world premiere in the fest’s Wavelengths programme, showcasing daring, innovative and autonomous films that expand the notions of cinema. The Toronto International Film Festival runs from 5-15 September.
I’m the same I’m an other depicts a man in his thirties on the run with a young girl. As they take a ferry to the UK, traces of a common past come to light – a past filled with loss and sorrow.
Three co-productions with Flanders are selected for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (5-15 September). Opening the Toronto fest this year is Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate, directed by Bill Condon and co-produced by Hilde De Laere. And the fest’s Vanguard section is set to feature Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, two co-productions by Flemish outfit Epidemic.
Toronto’s Gala Presentation programme features red carpet premieres that hold major audience interest, including the Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Parade's End) as Julian Assange and Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The Vanguard section of the festival focuses on more provocative films such as Borgman, a film written and directed by Alex van Warmerdam.
Last edited on 26 August 2013