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Soeurs d’armes / Sisters in arms

„Soeurs d’armes“ (Sisters in arms) is a singular piece of musical performance and theatre. Through narration and song, a young woman's story is told. I recount decisive encounters during my suburban teenage years in secondary school. It was then that other young women helped me...

La visite de l’acrobate / The acrobat’s visit

What happens when an acrobat meets elderly women at home? The result is a strange unspoken world, where intimacy, imbued with a great delicacy, reflects our own humanity. Each unique encounter reveals both fragile and extraordinary acrobatics so we look at those hand-to-hands as a...

ARTE / ZDF documentaries

Since 2011 I've been working on several documentary projects for the Gruppe 5 film production, based in Cologne. First as an assistant director and then since 2015 as a scenario writer with directors and producers Christel Fomm and Martin Carazo Mendez. The last production I worked on is a ten episodes documentary about the...

Courage time six

Courage time six is a video installation made of 6 videos of 6 foreigners reinterpreting 6 pieces of "German culture": from The Ballad of Mack the Knife to Deutschlandfunk radio's traffic report. Culture is often taken for granted as the usual backdrop, but for foreigners like myself...

Beyond the woods / Par delà la forêt

[EN] BEYOND THE WOODS A girl is returning home to her mother. She questions the silence about her grandmother. Coming back into this kitchen, crossing these woods, the girl retrieves her link with a story that hasn’t been told.   [FR] PAR DELA LA FORET La fille revient voir la mère. La fille se...

At home / Chez elles

A short film about old ladies who refuse to go to a retirement home and decide to stay at home. --- Written and filmed in Brussels by Mathilde Benignus and edited by Aurélien Thomson at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD - Belgium).  ...