EN - A woman vanishes. Her husband investigates the strange circumstances of her disappearance. Did she leave him? Is she dead? As he searches for answers, he is plunged into a world of nightmare and violence...

FR - Une femme disparaît. Son mari enquête sur les conditions étranges de sa disparition. L'-at-elle quitté? Est-elle morte? Au fur et à mesure qu'il avance dans ses recherches, il plonge dans un univers cauchemardesque et violent...


Title The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears
Original title L' étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps
Original language French
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Year 2012


Photography Manu Dacosse
Editing Bernard Beets
Sound Dan Bruylandt
Executive producer Eve Commenge

Technical specs

Running time film 105'
Release format 35mm
Colour Colour


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel, Film Fund Luxembourg, Canal Plus, Ciné Plus, La région Lorraine
Production partners Red Lion (Pol Cruchten, Gilles Chanial), Tobina Film (François Cognard)

Violet enters CPH PIX’s New Talent Grand Pix

Bas Devos’ feature debut Violet has been selected for the New Talent Grand Pix competition of CPH PIX, Copenhagen’s prime international festival. The picture is presented as one of 10 feature debuts by promising young directors. CPH PIX’s sixth edition runs from 3 till 16 April.

VioletA competitive programme, the New Talent section brings together 10 first-time directors from around the world. An international jury is to award the best project with a cash prize of €15,000, basing its judgment on the vision and personal signature each director present in its work.

Published on Thursday 13 March 2014

More from Flanders at TIFF

In addition to the wholly Flemish films on view this year, the Toronto International Film Festival’s Vanguard section also features two co-productions with Flanders, both through Koen Mortier and Eurydice Gysel’s Brussels-based production company Epidemic: Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman (pictured) and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears.

Still from Alex Van Warmerdam's BorgmanBorgman premiered at Cannes this year and stars Flemish actors Jeroen Perceval, Jan Bijvoet, Tom Dewispelaere and Gene Bervoets. The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears is written and directed by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, with a cast including Sam Louwyck (The Fifth Season22nd of May) and Hans De Munter.

Published on Friday 30 August 2013

Talent counts at TIFF

Flemish actors will be appearing in some of the most eagerly awaited films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Matthias Schoenaerts (BullheadRust and Bone - pictured) stars in Guillaume Canet’s re-edited Blood Ties which is to receive a Gala Presentation at the fest.

Matthias Schoenaerts in Rust & Bone Johan Leysen, known for his role in The American, stars in François Ozon’s Young and Beautiful. Leysen is also one of the leads, together with Koen De Bouw (The Memory of a Killer), Veerle Baetens (The Broken Circle Breakdown) and Jappe Claes (Dossier K.), in Montreal World Film Fest sensation The Verdict by Jan Verheyen.

Published on Thursday 29 August 2013

Toronto takes Strubbe’s I’m the same I’m an other

Caroline Strubbe’s newest feature film I’m the same I’m an other has been invited to this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where it is to receive its world premiere in the fest’s Wavelengths programme, showcasing daring, innovative and autonomous films that expand the notions of cinema. The Toronto International Film Festival runs from 5-15 September.

I'm the same I'm an otherI’m the same I’m an other depicts a man in his thirties on the run with a young girl. As they take a ferry to the UK, traces of a common past come to light – a past filled with loss and sorrow.

Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

TIFF lines up Flemish co-productions

Three co-productions with Flanders are selected for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (5-15 September). Opening the Toronto fest this year is Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate, directed by Bill Condon and co-produced by Hilde De Laere. And the fest’s Vanguard section is set to feature Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, two co-productions by Flemish outfit Epidemic.

BorgmanToronto’s Gala Presentation programme features red carpet premieres that hold major audience interest, including the Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Parade's End) as Julian Assange and Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The Vanguard section of the festival focuses on more provocative films such as Borgman, a film written and directed by Alex van Warmerdam.

Published on Thursday 1 August 2013

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Director Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
Producers Eurydice Gysel
Writers Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani

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