A Life Like Any Other

Filmstill A Life Like Any Other

A Life Like Any Other

Une vie comme une autre
Faustine Cros
International Competition
Documentary Film
Belgium,
France
2022
68 minutes
French
subtitles: 
English
World premiere

Over many years, the director’s father filmed his family life almost obsessively. His daughter’s birth, his son’s first steps, and always Valérie, the young mother. An impressive fund of material which their now grown-up daughter Faustine appropriates to tell quite a different story: that of a woman who sees her role as a mother and its demands take away her freedom step by step.

In the here and now, the director observes her parents in the big empty house in the country: her hyperactive father who is constantly tinkering with something, and her chain-smoking mother who sits at the kitchen table and whose sharp mind can only be surmised from her eyes. What happened? What happened to the energetic and independent young make-up artist? The one who admires witches and wants to take a trip around the world. The one who could easily earn her own living but still gives up her job. “The gaze is important”, the now 60-year-old Valérie tells her daughter once while applying make-up. Yes, the gaze is important. And with her film, director Faustine Cros counters the gaze directed at her mother over all those years with a new narrative.

Marie Kloos

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19.10.
#354
Passage Kinos Astoria
Now I’m in the Kitchen + A Life Like Any Other
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19.10.2022
Passage Kinos Astoria
#354
Now I’m in the Kitchen + A Life Like Any Other
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20.10.
#491
Schaubühne Lindenfels
Now I’m in the Kitchen + A Life Like Any Other
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20.10.2022
Schaubühne Lindenfels
#491
Now I’m in the Kitchen + A Life Like Any Other
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21.10.
#522
CineStar 4
Now I’m in the Kitchen + A Life Like Any Other
No discount needed - costs 6,50€ in general
21.10.2022
CineStar 4
#522
Now I’m in the Kitchen + A Life Like Any Other
No discount needed - costs 6,50€ in general
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Credits DOK Leipzig Logo

Faustine Cros
Julie Freres
Camille Laemlé
Sound Image Culture
Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA)
Anna Berthollet
Faustine Cros
Jean-Louis Cros
Faustine Cros
Cédric Zoenen
Ferdinand Cros
Faustine Cros

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Winner of Prize of the Interreligious Jury, Silver Dove (International Competition)