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ALBERTINE - still #1


NY Premiere

Director: Alexis Van Stratum

Belgium, 2015, 20 min

Shooting Format:HD

Festival Year:2016

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Jacqueline Staup, Bernard Jousset, Nicole Colchat

Crew:Producers: Gabriel Vanderpas, Patrick Hernandez - Screenwriters: Alexis Van Stratum, Gregory Lecocq


Since the death of her husband, Albertine, 81, was isolated from the world and disconnected from all social life, apparently waiting for death impatiently. One evening, while the old lady tries with difficulty to change a light bulb in her living room, Ms. Liétard, the tattletale of the building, showed up at her place. Determined to give her a hand, this lead to the introduction of the neighbor in the apartment.


About the director

Born in Wilrijk (Belgium) in 1976. Bilingual (French/Dutch) actor, writer, teacher, film- and theatre director, Alexis van Stratum was educated at the Theatre Conservatory of Antwerp and at INSAS (Brussels). He wrote and directed the plays "Hystéries" and "Kafka, les années Felice", a biographical musical about Kafka's love life and co-wrote and directed the short films "Albertine" and "Classes Vertes". He is intrested in the irrational side of human beings and themes of love, aging, exclusion of the scapegoat and addictions. In a colourful world with largely female characters, Alexis is looking for the small line between humour and tragedy.



Producer Patrick Hernandez will be available for Q&A following the June 6 screening at Windmill Studios.

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