In the hospital room where Cyriel died, Leonie and a few relatives are standing around the bed on which his body lies. Next we are shown some episodes of their lives: how they grew older together, how they argued about the biscuits of which Cyriel kept eating too many of and how Leonie kept forgetting things. Eventually it becomes clear that a lot has happened between them over time. Leonie does not shed tears at Cyriel's death, but she is engrossed in a simple, pleasant memory that expresses Cyriel's unspoken love for her.


Title Leonie
Original title Leonie
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Year 1996


Cast Dora van der Groen, Frans Buckinx
Photography Philip Van Volsem
Editing Lieven Debrauwer
Music Luc Van Loo

Technical specs

Running time film 12'
Release format 35 mm



1996: Best Belgian Short Film - Flanders International Film Festival Ghent (BE); Special Prize of the Jury President - International Short Film Festival of Huy (BE)

1997: Jury Prize Official Short Film Selection - Cannes International Film Festival (FR)

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Last edited on 23 June 2017

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Director Lieven Debrauwer
Producers Lieven Debrauwer
Writers Lieven Debrauwer

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