Living Afterwards (De leur vivant)

 

Year: 2011
Country: BELGIUM
Run Time: 88 minutes

The intangible and affecting imprint those who have passed away leave on the living is the underlying theme of LIVING AFTERWARDS, a touching and emotional film about the influence of family relationships. When Henri loses his wife after 40 years together, he and his three grown children must decide what to do with the hotel they have run together their entire lives. Dominique, Ludovic, and Louis want to shut the hotel down and leave the memory of their mother in the past, which Henri in his grief is unable to do. But when eight-month pregnant Alice shows up looking for a place to stay, Henri decides to reopen the hotel, igniting tension among the family members and forcing them to face their inability to communicate with one another. Ultimately, they'll discover how death's proximity can bring them back to their desire to live and love, transforming their loss into something positive and constructive. (In French with subtitles) – M.M.

Director
Géraldine Doignon

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Géraldine Doignon was born in Brussels and graduated from the Institute of Media Arts in Belgium in 2000. Her short film "Trop Jeune" (2003) won the Grand Prix at the Brussels Film Festival.

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LIVING AFTERWARDS (2011)

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