EN - Teenagers Jules and Adrien decide to revisit the home they used to live in, only to find their past in an unrecognisable state. They meet the current owners of the house who let them look around. The film is a chain of action versus reaction. Will their childlike innocence be scarred by the manipulation of their shared memories?

NL - Jules en Adrien, 16 en 17 jaar, beslissen terug te keren naar het huis in Frankrijk waar ze als broer en zus opgroeiden en ondervinden hoe het heden hun verleden heeft weten in te halen. Ze worden er geconfronteerd met Marie en haar dochter Delphine, de nieuwe bewoners van het huis die er geen graten in zien de jongeren te laten rondkijken. Tsjernobyl Hearts toont een spel van actie en reactie. Wordt de kinderlijke onschuld van Jules en Adrien getekend door manipulatie en een collectief verleden?

FR - Jules et Adien, deux adolescents, décident de revisiter la maison dans laquelle ils vivaient auparavant, mais ils retrouvent leur passé dans un état méconnaissable. Ils rencontrent le propriétaire actuel de la maison qui les autorise à visiter les alentours. Le film est une chaîne d’actions contre réactions. Leur innocence enfantine sera-t-elle effrayée par la manipulation et leurs souvenirs en commun ?

Info

Title Tsjernobyl Hearts
Original title Tsjernobyl Hearts
Original language French
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Year 2012

Credits

Cast Martin Nissen, Agathe Briand, Muriel Ferrer-Piette, Delphine Gerard
Photography Michael Van Ostade
Editing Sam Sermon
Sound Robbe Maes, Helena Reveillere

Technical specs

Running time film 21'
Release format HD
Aspect ratio 2.35
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Production partners Buffalo Films (Jessica Mitchell), Sint-Lukas Hogeschool Brussel

Festivals

2012: Ghent Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Leuven

Wild at heart

vaflaureatesIan Mundell talks to the latest batch of VAF Wildcard laureates: six recently graduated filmmakers, selected by a jury, who receive between €25,000 and €60,000 plus coaching from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) to make their first assignment in the real world. All six VAF Wildcard winning shorts will be shown as a part of this year’s Short Film Corner in Cannes.

Published on Friday 10 May 2013

VAF Wildcards reward six young filmmakers

Michael Van Ostade, Emilie Verhamme, Jeroen Broeckx, Bram Cartigny, Aad Verstraelen and Hans Galle are this year’s Wildcard winners and will be receiving a production fee for a first professional project. Since 2005, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has aimed to award and coach young talent by organising the competition. This year, for the first time, an experimental Wildcard has been added to the fiction, animation and documentary prizes.

VAF Wildcard winners 2012After nearly a decade, the VAF Wildcards have become a widespread initiative, applauded by film students and film schools in Flanders. The laureates each receive a budget ranging from €25,000 to €60,000 to launch a first professional film project. Winning a VAF Wildcard has proved to be the beginning of a successful international career for many a former laureate.

Published on Wednesday 5 December 2012

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Director Emilie Verhamme
Producers Tomas Leyers
Writers Emilie Verhamme
Contact

Minds Meet
Marc Goyens
Havenlaan 108-110
1000 Brussels
Belgium
marc@mindsmeet.be
www.mindsmeet.be

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