A man in his thirties is on the run with a young girl. As they take a ferry to the UK, traces of a common past come to light - a past filled with loss and sorrow. Fleeing in secret, they end up hiding in a small apartment at the seaside, where they live day-to-day, exploring each other’s emotional territories. Mourning will bind them, but is this alliance of dependence appropriate for them and for the outside world?
feature film - 103 min - DCP
directed and written by Caroline Strubbe - produced by Minds Meetcoproduced by Artemis Productions,
De Productie with the support of National Lottery of Belgium with Kimke Desart and Uldi Hajdu
The film will première at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013
About the director
After studying film at the Escuela Cinematográfica de Barcelona and some time at the Institut des Arts et de Diffusion (IAD) in Louvain-la-Neuve, Caroline Strubbe got noticed locally as well as internationally with her shorts Melanomen (1992) and Taxi Dancer (1996). She wrote several scripts, worked for national television, where she directed a series, and made commercials. Her feature film debut Lost Persons Area was selected for Cannes’ International Critics’ Week in 2009 where it took the SACD Prize for screenwriting. I’m the same I’m an other, Strubbe’s second feature, picks up where Lost Persons Area ended. It’s the second part in the Lost Persons trilogy.
About the producer
Tomas Leyers co-founded the Brussels-based production company Minds Meet with Caroline Strubbe. He started his EAVE workshops in 2006 and was a Producer on the Move in Cannes 2007. In 2008 he produced Strubbe's first feature Lost Persons Area (Cannes, Int’l Critics’ Week 2009) and the short Kaïn (Berlinale Shorts 2009) by Kristof Hoornaert. They also co-produced films like The Day God Walked Away (Toronto 2009), La cantante de tango (Locarno 2009) and Tango Libre (Venice, Orizzonti 2012). Later he picked up Little Baby Jesus of Flandr (Cannes, Directors’ Fortnight 2010) by Gust Van den Berghe whose Blue Bird he produced in 2011 (Directors’ Fortnight 2011). He also did the production on Tom Heene’s feature debut Welcome Home (Venice Critics’ Week, Montreal World Film Festival 2012). Recent and upcoming productions of Minds Meet include Liesbeth De Ceulaer’s documentary Behind The Redwood Curtain, Daniel Lambo’s local comedy Los Flamencos and Bas Devos’ debut feature Violet.