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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Pauline et Paulette

Fortnight 2001, Feature film, 1h18

Synopsis

Pauline is a 66 year-old simpleton; she cannot read, write, or even speak correctly. She lives in a Flemish village somewhere between Brussels and the Belgian coast. Pauline’ s older sister Martha has been taking care of her ever since their parents passed away. Then Martha suddenly dies. Martha left a will stipulating that all her worldly possessions and the proceeds of the sale of her house would go to one surviving sister: the one who takes care of Pauline. Both sisters are interested in the inheritance but neither one (not Paulette who has a little shop in the village, nor Cécile who lives in Brussels) wants to take care of Pauline… Pauline idolizes Paulette. But Paulette tries with all her might to remain insensitive to this excessive admiration. Day in and day out, she shoos away that simple-minded sister who keeps coming to visit her at the shop. Will Pauline finally get her way with Paulette?

Director

Lieven Debrauwer

In 1984, he was member of Kinaro cine club in Belgium. He studied photography in Gand and cinema in Brussels. In 1996, he founded his production company, Gateway Film. His short film Leonie won the Prize of the Jury in Cannes. Pauline et Paulette is his first feature film.

Ann Petersen
Dora van der Groen
Idwig Stéphane
Julienne de Bruyn
Rosemarie Bergmans

Screenplay
Lieven Debrauwer, Jacques Boon

Image
Michel Van Laer

Sound
Willem Van Nieuwenhuyzen

Editing
Philippe Ravoet

Music
Frédéric Devreese

Set decoration
Hilde Duyck

Production :
Dominique Janne
K-Line, 13-15 rue du Mail
1050 Bruxelles, Belgique
tél. : (32 2) 641 1616
fax : (32 2) 641 1600
k2@freegates.be 

K-Star (France)
K2 (Belgique)
TF1 International (France)
RTBF (Belgique)
Staccato Films (Pays-Bas)
VRT (Belgique)
NCRV (Pays-Bas)
Canal + Televisie (Belgique)
Ministère de la Communauté flamande (Belgique)
 Ministère de la Communauté française de Belgique (Belgique) 

Vente à l’’étranger :
TF1 International
1 quai du Point du Jour
92100 Boulogne, France
tél. : 33 (0)1 41 41 12 34
fax : 33 (0)1 41 41 31 44