Screening
Boris Lehman & Co
Sun 17 Oct 2021, 17:00
Cinema Nova, Brussels
PART OF
  • An evening of films by and collaborations with Boris Lehman.

The last year has been very productive for the Brussels filmmaker Boris Lehman. Cinema Nova shows three of his four last films, among which his most recent, Fantômes du passé, co-directed by Sarah Moon Howe, director of Ne dites pas à ma mère. The evening starts with Une histoire d’amour, which is a collaboration with Astrid Adverbe. Then there will be dinner at 19h, musically accompanied by Fanchon Daemers, after which she is featuring in Fantômes du passé. Filmed eleven years ago in Siberia, the introspective travel journey Une histoire de cheveux is recently edited and now presented to the public, at last.

FILM
Une histoire d’amour
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28’

A collaboration between Boris Lehman and Astrid Adverbe who were married during one day, resulting in a fiction-confession about love and the difficulty of making a film together

 

“Fruit d’une collaboration avec son amie Astrid Adverbe, Une histoire d‘amour sert de prétexte à Boris Lehman pour se confesser sur sa vie sentimentale. Entre légèreté et gravité, le film est construit tel un jeu entre Boris et Astrid, comme leur mariage d’un jour il y a cinq ans de cela. C’est aussi l’occasion pour Boris de démontrer que le cinéma est avant tout un instrument de séduction.”

Cinema Nova

 

“Une histoire d’amour is het resultaat van een samenwerking tussen Boris Lehman en zijn vriendin Astrid Adverbe, en dient als voorwendsel voor Boris om zijn liefdesleven bloot te geven. De film zweeft tussen lichtheid en ernst, als een spel tussen Boris en Astrid, net zoals hun huwelijk-voor-één-dag van vijf jaar geleden. Boris laat geen kans onbenut om te tonen hoe cinema vooral een verleidingsmiddel kan zijn.”

Cinema Nova

FILM
Ne dites pas à ma mère
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28’

This film is a testimony, a slice of life. It shows striptease from the inside out with sincerity and poetry.

 

“I have been doing strip tease since I was 22 years old. I needed to feel my body and my limits. I wanted to see and be seen. I wanted to explore my femininity through the gaze of others. I wanted to burn my wings, feel fear and at the end of each night, come out of it alive. All during these years, I filmed in black and white super 8 what I was discovering in this underground world: the women, at once fragile and strong, the spectators, the bar owners, the friendship between the girls, how hard it is to quit the business and the desperate desire to feel that you exist.”

Sarah Moon Howe1

  • 1. Sarah Moon Howe, Wallonie Bruxelles Images, 2003.