MADLY IN LIFE
UNE VIE DÉMENTE
A film by Ann SIROT & Raphaël BALBONI
2020 – Belgium – Drama
SYNOPSIS Alex and Noémie, both in their thirties, want a child. But their plans are upset when Alex’s mother, Suzanne, starts acting rather bizarrely. It is due to her suffering from “semantic dementia,” a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that influences her behavior. She spends money recklessly, visits her neighbors in the middle of the night to eat slices of bread, and cobbles together a fake driver’s license for herself with scissors and glue. Suzanne the mother becomes an uncontrollable child. An unexpected and unusual parenting boot camp for Noémie and Alex!
Cast – Jo DESEURE, Jean LE PELTIER, Lucie DEBAY, Gilles REMICHE
Producer – Julie ESPARBES
Production company – Hélicotronc
Screenwriters – Ann SIROT & Raphaël BALBONI
Cinematographer – Jorge PIQUER RODRIGUEZ
Editors – Sophie VERCRUYSSE & Raphaël BALBONI
Running time – 87'
Ratio – Scope
Language – French
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