EN - Tibo has a serious condition: boredom. He is a nurse on a palliative care ward, and all he can think of lately is money. Once in a while, he tries to break the routine by placing bets with his co-workers on the last breath of dying patients. All in vain. One day, his colleague Anouk asks for a favour: would Tibo share racist Frans Claeskens’s last day?

NL - Tibo kampt met een ernstig probleem: verveling. Hij werkt als verpleger op een afdeling palliatieve zorg en denkt de laatste tijd enkel nog aan geld. Af en toe probeert hij de sleur te doorbreken door met enkele collega’s te gokken op de laatste adem van patiënten. Tevergeefs. Op een dag vraagt één van die collega’s, Anouk, hem om een gunst. Of Tibo de hele dag wil doorbrengen met Frans Claeskens, een nukkige patiënt zonder vrienden of familie. Want vandaag ondergaat Frans euthanasie. Een grote gunst voor wie de racistische en gepeverteerde Frans Claeskens kent.

FR - Tibo travaille comme infirmier aux soins palliatifs, et tout ce à quoi il pense, c'est l'argent. Un jour, sa collègue Anouk lui demande un service. Que Tibo passe la journée au côté de Frans Claeskens, le seul patient sans amis et sans famille, car aujourd'hui, Frans va se faire euthanasier.

ES - Tibo padece una afección grave: el aburrimiento. Trabaja como enfermero en la planta de cuidados paliativos de un hospital y últimamente todos sus pensamientos tienen que ver con el dinero. De vez en cuando intenta romper la rutina apostando con sus compañeros de trabajo sobre los últimos momentos de sus pacientes terminales. De poco sirve. Un día su compañera Anouk le pide un favor: que acompañe durante sus últimas horas a Frans Claeskens, el único paciente que no tiene familia ni amigos y que está a punto de someterse a una eutanasia. Es sin duda un gran favor, sobre todo teniendo en cuenta que Claeskens es un racista y un degenerado.

Info

Title The Way of All Flesh
Original title De weg van alle vlees
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre drama
Year 2013
World première / first public presentation 2013-10-12

Credits

Cast Flor Decleir, Sam Louwyck, Leo Franquet, Sandrine Moponami, Lotte Diependaele, Mariëtte Van Arkkles, Goele Derick, Alioune Ngom Badara, Irene Vervliet, Pierre Van Heddegem
Photography Wim Vanswijgenhoven
Editing Thijs Van Nuffel
Sound Moustache Sound
Art director Benedict Van Acker
Costume Carmen Van Nyvelseel
Makeup Natascha Matheuwezen

Technical specs

Running time film 26'
Release format DCP, Blu-ray, HD digital file
Aspect ratio 1:2.35 (scope)
Sound format Dolby Digital 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Café Merlo, Sabam
Production partners RITS School of ARTS Erasmushogeschool Brussel, The Fridge

Festivals

2015: Ciné Public (BE), Regard sur le court métrage (CA)

2014: Ciné Privé (BE), International Film Festival Aubagne (FR), GoShort Nijmegen (NL), Brussels Short Film Festival (BE), Vlaams Film Festival Utrecht (NL), Brussels Film Festival (BE), Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival (IL), Zlin International Short Film Festival (CZ), Krakow International Film Festival (PL), Tabor International Film Festival (HR), Golden Apricot International Film Festival (AM), Film festival Oostende (BE), Brest Short Film Festival (FR), Best of Festivals (FR), Riga International Film Festival (LV), Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (BE), Valladolid International Film Festival (ES), Winterthur International Short Film Festival (CH), UK Film Festival (UK)

2013: Gent Film Fest (BE), International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE)

Awards

2014: Best International Short Film - Festival International de Film d'Aubagne (FR), Grand Prize - Brussels Short Film Festival (BE), Special Mention - Tabor International Short Film Festival (HR), Best International Short Film - Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival (IL)

2013: Audience award - Film Fest Ghent (BE), HUMO Award / Jury Award Flemish Competition / Audience Award Flemish Competition - International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE), Winner wildcard fiction - VAF Wildcard competition (BE)

Marry Me and Lucifer compete in Valladolid

Kadir Balci’s Marry Me and Lucifer, directed by Gust Van den Berghe have been selected for Valladolid’s upcoming International Film Festival (18 - 25 October). Two shorts, Bad Hunter, directed by Sahim Omar Kalifa, and Deben Van Dam’s The Way of All Flesh, are also in competition, while the animation film collection 12 Minutes About Peace will be shown out of competition. The Valladolid Film Festival opens with Two Days, One Night by the brothers Dardenne, a co-production with Flanders.

Marry MeAfter making his debut in 2009 with the hit film Turquaze, Kadir Balci returns with Marry Me, a film about a gym teacher who wants to marry his Turkish colleague following a brief affair. But they reckoned without their families…

Published on Thursday 2 October 2014

The Way of All Flesh and Houses With Small Windows nab top prizes in Tel Aviv

Deben Van Dam’s short film The Way of All Flesh has won the prize for best picture at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival (31 May – 7 June), while Houses With Small Windows nabbed the first prize in the Mediterranean and Arab countries competition of the festival.

The Way of All FleshAs part of the international competition, The Way of All Flesh competed against 65 other short films from promising young directors coming from 30 countries worldwide.

Published on Tuesday 10 June 2014

The Way of All Flesh heads East

The Way of All Flesh, directed by Deben Van Dam, has been selected for the Krakow Film Festival in Poland (25 May–1 June). Screening in the shorts competition, the film competes for the Golden Dragon Award. The Way of All Flesh has also been confirmed for the Brussels Short Film Festival and the Tel Aviv Student Short Film Festival.

The Way of All FleshPremiering at Film Fest Ghent at the end of 2013, The Way of All Flesh has won the Audience Award in Ghent and did the same at the Leuven International Short Film Festival in December. There, it also won the Jury Prize for Best Flemish Short and the Humo Award.

Published on Friday 18 April 2014

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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