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"Empty Hours" awarded in Warsaw!

The Warsaw Film Festival awarded Judith Longuet-Marx's film the Best Documentary Short Film Prize.

From October 6th to 15th, the Warsaw International Film Festival took place, being one of the 14 events recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations as international cinema festivals, alongside Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary, Tokyo, Moscow, Mar del Plata, Montreal, Shanghai, Cairo, and Goa.

The documentary short film Empty Hours by Judith Longuet-Marx, produced by the Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles, was selected in the Short Films Competition section. It received the Best Documentary Short Prize.

Set in an institution for elderly people on the outskirts of a small village in southern France, the film portrays residents attempting to create a sense of community in an often perceived as impersonal and sometimes hostile environment. It explores the connections they still manage to form, the remedies they find to combat loneliness, which remains a constant presence. The documentary delves into the intimate relationship they have with life as they approach death. "Les heures creuses" sheds light on individuals and bodies that are often underrepresented, highlighting aging bodies that are nevertheless very much alive. It seeks to uncover the irrepressible life force that quietly resides at the heart of this threshold of death.


Les heures creuses

Judith Longuet-Marx

Short film / Documentary