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Thu Mar 1, 2018 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Mar 3, 2018 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande


Directed by Noëmie Nicolas
Narrative Short
Belgium | 26 min | 2016

A teenage girl, her young brother and their mother cycle through a desolated area, seeking for the sea. While the children bravely hang on to the hope of escaping this seemingly doomed place by boat, the mother seems to be eaten up with despair.

Sparta - Noemie Nicolas, Director

Noëmie Nicolas

After studying Political Sciences in Aix en Provence (France), Noëmie Nicolas studied cinema at INSAS in Brussels (Belgium). Since then she has been working as a PA and AD on many feature and short films (with the Dardenne Brothers, Nabil Ben Yadir, Tom Geenes, Guerin Van de Voorst, Jérémy Van der Hagen…). For a few years now she dedicates to script writing (with Houda Benyamina, Christophe Hermans, Alice de Lencquesaing…) and filmmaking. SPARTA is her second professional short film.

Sparta Film Poster - Noemie Nicolas

Film Information

Director: Noëmie Nicolas
Country: Belgium
Year: 2017
Language: French, English Subtitles
Runtime:  26 min
Rated: PG


Producer: Marine Arrighi de Casanova, Benoit Roland
Writer: Noëmie Nicolas
Cinematographers: Adrien Lecouturier

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BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival