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2023 / 101' / Belgium, France, Luxembourg

Having remained silent for 25 years, Astrid, the wife of a prominent lawyer, sees her family’s equilibrium shatter when her children initiate their quest for justice.


Screenings schedule:

13.07.2024 at 18:30, Oscar Cinema, 1a Sportyvna Square (Gulliver Shopping Mall, 7th floor, Kyiv), Hall 3




Joachim Lafosse is a Belgian film director and screenwriter. From 1997 to 2001, he studied at the Institute of Broadcasting Arts in Louvain-la-Neuve. His graduation project, a 24-minute film titled “Tribe,” won the short film competition at the International Francophone Film Festival in Namur in 2001. After his first feature film, “Private Madness” (2004), Lafosse's second film, “What Makes You Happy,” won the Grand Prize at the Angers Film Festival in 2007 and the FIPRESCI Prize at the Bratislava International Film Festival. In 2006, Lafosse directed the family drama “Private Property,” starring Isabelle Huppert, as well as Jérémie and Yannick Renier. The film competed for the Golden Lion at the 2006 Venice International Film Festival. In 2023, Lafosse presented his new film, “The Silence,” at the San Sebastián Film Festival.

Selected filmography

  • The Restless (2021)

  • After Love (2016)

  • Our Children (2012)

  • Private Lessons (2008)

  • Private Property (2006)

  • What Makes You Happy (2006)

  • Private Madness (2004)


Producer: Anton Iffland-Stettner, Eva Kuperman, Jani Thiltges, Régine Vial, Alexis Dantec, Antonino Lombardo

Screenwriter: Joachim Lafosse, Thomas Van Zuylen

DOP: Jean-François Hensgens

Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Devos, Matthieu Galoux, Jeanne Cherhal, Louise Chevillotte, Nicolas Buysse

Production: RTBF (Belgian Television), Proximus, Voo & Betv, France 3 Cinéma

Sales agent: Les Films du Losange


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