Before We Go (JFHK 2022)
Three patients from a palliative care unit in Brussels, approaching the end of their lives, whose bodies are weak and fragile with age and illness, meet choreographers Meg Stuart, Benoît Lachambre and Simone Aughterlony, actors and musicians in Brussels’ Royal Theatre of La Monnaie. They all take part in a unique experience of music, dance and silence. In the sumptuous decor of the Opera House, their quest becomes a tribute to life and human fragility, between reality and representation, tragedy of the body and freedom of the spirit. Together they summon art to question their own relationship with death in a physical and lyrical way. "Before We Go" lifts the veil on the ever taboo subject – the theme of death – trying to give shape to the doubts, hopes and fears that the end of life engenders.
The film contains nudity scenes and sexual content.
Renaud Victor Prize, ‘FIDMarseille’ 2014 (France)
French, English(In Parts), German(In Parts)