Extended Stay Short Slot
Sat Mar 3, 2018 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande
Directed by Noëmie Nicolas
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.
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.