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From the Flanders (i) magazine

Time and Tide

Writer-director Ilse Somers admits to having mixed feelings about her profession. 'I've always had this love-hate relationship with film, because it is so hard to find your way and get your projects made,' she says. Fortunately, the love has proved stronger than the hate and Somers is about to complete High Heels, Low Tide, her first feature for the big screen.

Ilse Somers, director of Seaside Rendez-Vous - portraitIt's easy to understand Somers' ambiguous relationship with filmmaking once you hear something of her career. After training as an assistant director in Brussels in the early 1980s, she went to New York to take a masters degree in film at Columbia University. This was meant to be a stepping stone into the US film industry, but just as she was completing her first assignments the Gulf War broke out, the industry contracted and the work dried up.

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Published on Friday 10 February 2012

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