EN - Maxime and Mélanie are in love. Only 15, they are barely out of their childhood. Mélanie discovers she is pregnant. Maxime wants to keep the child at all costs.

NL - Maxime en Mélanie, 15 jaar oud, amper aan hun jeugd ontgroeid, zijn verliefd. Op een dag ontdekt Mélanie dat ze zwanger is. Maxime wil ten alle koste het kind behouden.

FR - Maxime et Mélanie, 15 ans, à peine sortis de l’enfance, sont amoureux. Un jour, Mélanie découvre qu’elle est enceinte. Maxime veut garder l’enfant à tout prix.


Title Keeper
Original title Keeper
Original language French
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-08-09


Cast Kacey Mottet Klein, Galatea Bellugi, Catherine Salée, Sam Louwyck, Laetitia Dosch, Aaron Duquaine, Léopold Buchsbaum, Cédric Vieira, Vincent Sornaga, Dominique Baeyens, Sophia Leboutte, Mounia Raoui, Béatrice Didier, Arthur Mas
Photography Denis Jutzeler
Editing Julie Brenta
Sound Eric Ghersinu
Art director Dima Florin

Technical specs

Running time film 94'
Release format DCP (JPEG 2000)
Other available formats DVD, Blu-ray
Aspect ratio 2:35
Sound format Dolby 5.1.
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Main producer Isabelle Truc
Main production company Iota Production (BE)
Supported by Centre du cinéma et de l'audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), la Radio Télévision Suisse SRG SSR, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Cinéforom, la Loterie Romande, la Région Alsace en partenariat avec le CNC
Production partners Louise production (CH), Offshore (FR), Savage Film (BE), Voo - Be TV (BE), RTBF (BE), Magellan Film
Tax shelter partners Mollywood


2015: Concorso Cineasti del presente - Festival del Film Locarno (CH), Discovery - Toronto International Film Festival (CA), Festival du Film Français d'Helvétie - Bienne (CH), Ostend Film Festival (BE), Festival du film francophone de Namur (BE), Hamburg Film Fest (DE), Warsaw Film Festival (Pl), Tubingen International Film Festival (DE), Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (EE)


2015: Europa Cinemas Label - Festival del Film Locarno (CH)

Talent from Flanders represented at the Berlinale

There was another strong presence from Flanders at this year’s International Film Festival in Berlin (11-21 February). Actress Martha Canga Antonio took the stage as one of 10 European Shooting Stars; foreign films starring Veerle Baetens and Jan Bijvoet were in the line-up; four film professionals from Flanders were picked for the Berlinale Talents initiative; and a variety of Flemish (co-)productions screened in the European Film Market.

BlackMartha Canga Antonio was one of 10 European Shooting Stars in the spotlight during the Berlinale. The actress made an international impact with her debut role as Mavela in Black, a contemporary Romeo & Juliet story directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Previous Shooting Stars have included Matthias Schoenaerts, Alicia Vikander, Carey Mulligan and Daniel Brühl.

Published on Monday 15 February 2016

The Ardennes and Copain to compete in Les Arcs

Robin Pront’s feature debut The Ardennes and Jan and Raf Roosens’s short film Copain will take part in the Official Competition at the European Film Festival in Les Arcs, France (12-19 December). The programme also includes Couple in a Hole by Tom Geens - a co-production with Flanders - and A Bigger Splash starring Matthias Schoenaerts.

The ArdennesThe Ardennes is one of 10 feature films selected for Official Competition in Les Arcs and is thus in line for the festival’s main prize, the Crystal Arrow.

Published on Wednesday 4 November 2015

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Director Guillaume Senez
Producers Bart Van Langendonck
Writers Guillaume Senez, David Lambert

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