EN - Do You Know What Love Is is a portrait of this/my generation. The digital revolution exploded in our teens: we have mobile phones, computers…. We are YouTube addicts and share a social life through Facebook. We are adults but we are still trying to postpone adulthood for a while. There is a crisis going on but we try not to think about it. Notwithstanding the luxury of youth, information and things, we are still unable to answer the big question in life: do you know what love is?

NL - Een portret van deze/mijn generatie. De digitale revolutie landde midden in onze puberteit. We hebben een GSM en een computer. We zijn verslaafd aan youtube en we hebben een sociaal leven via facebook. We zijn al lang volwassen maar dat stellen we nog even uit. Ergens onder al die luxe sluimert de tristesse. Het is een gevoel dat we delen. Misschien omdat we op de grote vragen van het leven, ondanks alles, geen antwoord kunnen geven.

FR - Do You Know What Love Is est un portrait de cette/ ma génération. La révolution digitale a eu lieu pendant notre adolescence. Nous avons des téléphones mobiles et des ordinateurs. Nous sommes accros à youtube et partageons notre vie sociale via facebook. Nous sommes des adultes mais essayons encore de reporter la majorité à un peu plus loin. Nous traversons une crise, mais essayons de ne pas y penser. Pourtant, un sentiment de tristesse indéfini sommeille en nous. Malgré le luxe de la jeunesse, des informations et des choses, nous sommes toujours incapables de répondre à une question existentielle : Savez-vous ce qu’est l’amour ?

Info

Title Do You Know What Love Is
Original title Do You Know What Love Is
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Year 2012

Credits

Cast Roel Swanenberg, Hélène Devos, Karel Tuytschaever, An Charlotte Bisoux
Photography David Williamson
Editing Tom Denoyette
Sound Bert Aerts
Art director Wannes Behaegel
Costume Viola Vandomme
Makeup Janne Suykens

Technical specs

Running time film 19'
Release format ProRes 4444
Other available formats Blu-ray, dvd,...
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Dolby Surround
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

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Festivals

2013: LISFE, Leiden (NL), Experimental short film festival Portland (USA), Brief Encounters short film festival, Bristol (GB), Shnit, Bern, (CH), Leiden short film festival (NL), FIFF, focus on Flemish films (BE)

2012: Leuven International Short Film Festival (BE)

Awards

2013: Jury Price - LISFE (NL), Prijs Cinéma Gelijk (BE)

Leiden knows what love is

Leni Huyghe’s short Do You Know What Love Is grabbed the Jury Award for Best Film at the 5th edition of the Leiden International Short Film Experience (1 – 8 June). Also selected for Official Competition at the fest were Tom Van Avermaet’s Death of a Shadow, Marc James Roels and Emma De Swaef’s Oh Willy… and Nightfall by Niels Sabbe.

DYKWLIDo You Know What Love Is is a portrait of a generation with too many choices, too many ways to communicate, too much stuff. Do they know what love is?

Published on Sunday 9 June 2013

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Short info

Director Leni Huyghe
Producers Leni Huyghe
Writers Leni Huyghe
Contact

Leni Huyghe
Rue de la Princesse 16
1080 Brussels
Belgium
T 32486798525
lenihuyghe@gmail.com
leni_huyghe@hotmail.com

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