LUCIE LOSES HER HORSE
O.V. in French subtitled in Spanish
Is artistic work compatible with motherhood? Lucie, a theatre actress, has serious doubts when she has to leave her young daughter in her mother's care to go on tour. On the day of her departure, she wakes up in the countryside, transformed as if by magic into a knight-errant, with a sword but without a horse. Thus she begins an adventure in which she will meet two companions in similar circumstances, arriving with them to an enclosed theatre where they will play the daughters of King Lear. Somewhere between comedy and existentialist fantasy, the mirror image of an Alice through the looking glass of those who have to combine their ties with a profession built on dreams of freedom.
Direction: Claude Schmitz
Screenplay: Claude Schmitz
Cinematography: Florian Berutti
Editing: Marie Beaune, Jeanne Plassier
Music: Maxime Bodson
Cast: Lucie Debay, Hélène Bressiant, Judith Wiliquet
Production: Annabelle Bouzom
International Sales: Shellac
Currently living and working in Brussels, Claude Schmitz was born in 1979 and studied Film Directing at INSAS, the National Institute of Performing Arts and Directing of Belgium. Schmitz is a theatre director, being an associate artist at the Halles de Schaerbeek and having his work presented at the Theatre la Balsamine, the Filature Liège, the Salzburg Festival, HumainTROPHumain, the Théâtre de l'Union (CDN) of Limoges, and the l’Onde Théâtre Centre, among others. Working as a filmmaker, he directed the medium-length films Nothing But Summer (2017), premiered at Cinéma du Réel and awarded at Brive, and Carwash (2018), premiered at FIDMarseille and awarded the Jean Vigo Award. Lucie Loses her Horse is his latest project, which had its premiere at the Brussels International Film Festival and Rotterdam.