EN - For years, Emma has worked in a library. One day, she discovers handwritten texts in some of the books. She becomes fascinated by these poetic words and begins a search for the mysterious writer. In contrast to the safe, fictional world of literature, this turns out to be a story she won't be able to lay aside until she has finished the last page.

FR - (Le seul véritable amour est un amour impossible – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) Pendant des années Emma a travaillé dans une librairie. Un jour, elle découvre des textes écrits à la main dans certains livres. Elle est fascinée par ces mots poétiques et part à la recherche de l’écrivain mystérieux. Contrairement au confortable monde fictif de la littérature, celle si s’annonce être une histoire qu’elle ne pourra laisser de côté avant d’avoir fini de lire la dernière page.

Info

Title Passages
Original title Passages
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Category Shorts
Year 2009

Credits

Cast Elsie de Brauw, Johan Van Assche, Kristof Van Boven, Wim Opbrouck, Ella Bal
Photography Nicolas Karakatsanis
Editing Dieter Diependaele
Music Yves De Mey / Claire Goldfarb

Technical specs

Running time film 25'
Release format 16mm
Aspect ratio 1:1.33

Partners

Festivals

2011: Muestra de Nuevos Realizadores Film Festival (CUB) / Belgrade Documentary and Shortfilm Festival (SRB) / KAN  Amateur and Independent Film Festival (POL) / Slow Film International Festival (HUN) / Nederlands Film Festival (NLD) / Prvi Kadar International Festival for Documentary and Short Film (BiH) / First  Step Film Festival (ALB) / International Shortfilmfestival Fenêtres Sur Courts (FRA) / Suikerzoet Film Festival (NLD) / Short Film Festival of Villeurbanne 31e / Short Film Long Night of Love (FRA)

Awards

2011: Special Mention (Belgrade Documentary and Shortfilm Festival)

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Last edited on 14 October 2015

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Director Johann van Gerwen
Producers School of Arts | KASK
Writers Johann van Gerwen
Contact

KASK Hogeschool Gent
Academiestraat 2
9000 Gent
Belgium
T +32 486 75 71 08
www.kask.be

Sales

Johann van Gerwen
T +32 498 57 56 34
jgerwen@hotmail.com

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