EN - Three women imprisoned in the Ghent City Jail tell their stories. But far more than being confronted with detainees, we get to know them as true human beings. They get the time that is necessary to really get to know someone. Without any frills, straightforward.
A film about the ambiguity of intimacy, about the distance of three women who have to continue their lives behind bars.
‘When I look into the mirror, I don’t find that I look anything like my criminal record,’ tells one of the three women. That confrontation is important: trying to get as close to these people as possible, and to put someone’s prejudices at stake.

FR - Trois femmes emprisonnées dans la prison de Gand racontent leur histoire. Mais bien plus que d’être confrontés à des détenues, nous apprenons à connaître de vrais êtres humains. Ils prennent le temps qui est nécessaire pour réellement apprendre à connaître une personne. D’une manière franche et sans aucune fioriture. Un film sur l’ambiguïté et l’intimité, sur la distance de trois femmes qui doivent continuer leur vie sous les verrous. ‘Lorsque je me regarde dans le miroir, je n’ai pas l’impression que mes crimes me ressemblent ’ explique l’une des trois femmes. Cette confrontation est importante : essayer de se rapprocher au maximum de la personne, sans avoir de préjugés.

Info

Title Three Women
Original title Drie vrouwen
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Category Docs
Year 2005

Credits

Photography Kristof Bilsen
Editing Kristof Bilsen
Music Michaël De Rop
Other

Interviews: Daniel Billiet

Technical specs

Running time film 49'
Release format DV-Cam / Beta SP
Colour Colour

Partners

Supported by

Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), SONY, ACE

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Short info

Director Kristof Bilsen
Producers Kristof Bilsen
Writers Kristof Bilsen
Contact

Kristof Bilsen
Driekoningenstraat 80/4
2600 Berchem
Belgium
T +44 7542087624
info@kristofbilsen.com
www.kristofbilsen.com

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