EN - Seven year old Vibe lives with her grandparents. On the weekends, she travels over 100 kilometers to visit with her parents. The magic of childhood slowly fades to make way for reality. It is at this turning point, I ask her how this all came to be.
The answer leads me from the idyllic landscapes of Moerkerke to Vibe's mother, my sister, Britt. She lives behind closed curtains, isolated from the outside world. In an audiovisual play of seeing and being seen, of words and silence, I join mother and daughter in an indirect dialogue. Through it, I try to answer Vibe's questions - as well as a few of my own.
|Title||Twenty-One + Seven|
|Original title||Eenentwintig + Zeven|
|Year of production||2011|
|Editing||Kenneth Michiels, Nico Leunen|
|Music||Bedrich Smetana, Pyotr Tchaikovsky|
|Running time film||33'|
|Other available formats||Prores 422 (HQ) File|
2011: Filmfestival Gent, Belgium; Wildcardcompetition IKL, Belgium; FIPA Biaritz, France; Grote ongeduld XTRA, Belgim; Brussels Short Film Festival, Belgium
2011: KASK-Award Stichting Horlait-Dapsens 2011 (BE), VAF Wildcard (BE)
The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has once again awarded five promising graduation filmmakers with a VAF Wildcard. This year’s winners are Kenneth Mercken’s The Letter and Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah’s Brothers in the fiction category, Kenneth Michiels’s Twenty-One + Seven and Jeremy De Ryckere’s The Heir for Documentary and Boris Sverlow’sShattered Past for Animation.
The VAF Wildcards are aimed at giving young filmmaking talent a chance to embark on a first professional project by providing a (starting) budget of €40,000 or €60,000, plus a professional coach. Now in its seventh edition, the VAF Wildcards have quickly become the most important awards in Flanders.
Last edited on 23 November 2012