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!
Jean LE PELTIER
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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