EN - A 70-year-old woman and her 38-year-old son live in an isolated cottage, far away from society in a relationship of power and manipulation.

NL - Als ouder proberen we onze kinderen op te voeden naar ons ideaalbeeld. Maar wat als dit ideaalbeeld ziek of verstoord is? Een 70-jarige vrouw en haar zoon van 38 wonen in een afgelegen huisje ver weg van de maatschappij. Een relatie van macht en manipulatie.

FR - En tant que parents, nous essayons d'éduquer nos enfants selon une image idéale. Mais qu'arrive t-il si ce modèle est perturbé? Une femme de 70 ans et son fils de 38 ans vivent dans une maison isolée, éloignée de la société. Une relation se crée entre pouvoir et manipulation.


Title Olav
Original title Olav
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre drama
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-10-18


Cast Pieter Piron, Chris Lenaerts
Photography Benjamin van de Water
Editing Jacinta Agten

Technical specs

Running time film 16'13"
Release format DCP, Blu-ray
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D



2015: Montreal World Film Festival (CA); Alcine45 Madrid (ES); Cellu l'art Short Film Festival Jena (DE); La Guarimba International Film Festival (IT); Kyiv International Short Film Festiva with La Guarimba on tour (UA)

2014: Film Festival Leuven (BE); Film Fest Gent (BE)


2016: Best Jury Award - La Guarimba (IT)

Three World Premieres and Five Other Films Selected for Montreal

Sum of Histories, Lukas Bossuyt’s feature debut, is to have its world premiere in the First Films Competition at the Montreal World Film Festival, which takes place from August 27 till September 7. Empire and Nkosi Coiffure, two shorts from Flanders, also premiere in the World Competition section, while the programme contains five further films from Flanders: Belgian Rhapsody, Marry Me and the shorts Olav, The Soul Is Wandering and Dissonant.

Still: Sum of HistoriesA love story with a touch of sci-fi, Sum of Histories tells the story of Viktor, a brilliant young professor who discovers a way to manipulate time. Now he can finally change the past and help his beloved Lena, but not without risk…

Published on Tuesday 11 August 2015

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Director Jacinta Agten
Producers LUCA School of Arts, Jacinta Agten
Writers Jacinta Agten

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