EN - Lab-Life is a feature-length documentary about an increasingly influential yet unknown tribe: the lab people. The film paints a portrait of the daily life in some of the world’s leading laboratories in the fields of nanotechnology, genetics and brain research and reveals a unique experiment in which social scientists confront their colleagues in the technological sciences with the risks involved in their research.

FR - Lab-Life est un documentaire de long métrage sur une tribu de plus en plus influente, mais pourtant méconnue : les personnes de laboratoire. Le film fait le portrait de la vie quotidienne de quelques-uns des laboratoires les plus éminents au monde dans le domaine de la nanotechnologie, de la génétique et des études cérébrales. Lab-Life suit une expérience unique au cours de laquelle des chercheurs en sciences sociales affrontent leurs collègues des sciences technologiques avec les risques impliqués dans leur recherche. Le film se concentre sur les tensions entre les objectifs révolutionnaires et les valeurs humaines.

Lab-Life est la suite de la trilogie « Technocalyps » de Frank Theys, très bien accueillie par la critique en 2006.

Info

Title Lab-Life
Original title Lab-Life
Status In production
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs
Year 2014

Credits

Technical specs

Partners

Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Media Program of the EU
Production partners Cobos Film (NL), Les Films en Hiver (FR). In collaboration with Lichtpunt.

Young filmmakers join Savage Film talent pool

Savage Film producer Bart Van Langendonck is in Cannes to present his Brussels-based production outfit’s new three-year slate. In addition to brand new projects from the directors the company started with five years ago (Michaël R Roskam and Bram Van Paesschen), young filmmakers such as Hans Van Nuffel, Matthias Schoenaerts and Robin Pront are now joining the producer's growing talent pool to develop their own feature-length projects.

Savage Film founder Bart Van LangendonckEquator is the second feature by Hans Van Nuffel, the 2011 European Film Award Discovery of the Year winner (for Oxygen). The Faithful (Le fidèle) is the second feature film project from Oscar-nominated director Michaël R Roskam (Bullhead), while Franky will be the directorial debut of critically acclaimed Flemish actor Matthias Schoenaerts.

Published on Wednesday 16 May 2012

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Short info

Director Frank Theys
Producers Bart Van Langendonck
Writers
Contact

Savage Film
Carolien Keyaerts
Opzichterstraat 70/7
1080 Brussels
Belgium
T +32 2 711 42 91
info@savagefilm.be
carolien@savagefilm.be
www.savagefilm.be

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