Film & Scenario
Mathilde Benignus, Benignus,
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La visite de l’acrobate / The acrobat’s visit

Durant deux mois j’ai accompagné puis filmé le travail singulier de l'acrobate Alexandre Fray à La Courneuve, banlieue nord de Paris. Nous avions rendez-vous avec une dizaine de dames de plus de 75 ans qui nous reçurent chacune chez elles pour un porté particulier. Une

Lili Marlene

Singing apparition in the role of Lale Andersen's Lili Marlene (1939) by the ARTE documentary Beloved Enemy - The history of French-German relations.  Directors: Christel Fomm and Martin Carazo-Mendes for Gruppe 5 Filmproduction (Cologne). --- More on ARTE Chanel.

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).