Behind the Shutters

Behind the Shutters
Derrière Les Volets
Belgium | 2018 | DCP | Color | 50 min | Messaline Raverdy

THURSDAY 3 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 10 | 21:30 HRS | 50 MIN (Q&A with Director)
SUNDAY 6 | CINEMEX REFORMA CASA DE ARTE SALA 1 | 15:30 HRS | 50 MIN (Q&A with Director)

Director: Messaline Raverdy
Screenplay: Messaline Raverdy
Cinematography: Olivier Dekegel
Editing: Rudi Maerten, Ivanne de Cannart
Sound: Rémi Gérad
Music: Hilde Nash
Production Company: Asbl Attelier Molloy

Starting with an empty factory, a family name and a trunk of archives, the poetic stroll of an apprentice filmmaker who moves in her grandmother´s house when expecting her first child. This was me five years ago. A reverie about oblivion and the invisible, woven of scattered materials, archival documents and language games, for a film-book wondering about the transformation of the female body, the question of an impossible transmission and the fabric of time.

After studying philosophy, literature, and visual arts in Paris and Brussels, Messaline experimented with different image materials, between video and film. This film is her first “finished” project.

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019, Netherlands.
Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival- World Showcase – 2019, Canada.
Millenium Festival – 2019, Belgium.
Festival Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba Int'l Film Festival, 2018, Brazil.
Festival de L'Acharnière, 2018, France.