Fiche Film
Télé Réalité
Pays concerné : Belgique
Durée : 88 minutes
Genre : expérimental
Type : fiction


Trois productrices de télévision congolaises ont envoyé Hawaly, un showrunner burundais, pour préparer un show de télé-réalité sur un carnaval en Belgique…

présenté à la Berlinale 2020 (Forum expanded)


Hilde drives through a forest with her aunt’s ashes on the passenger seat, about to have an accident. She is a costume designer working for a reality TV show about Belgian carnival. The show is the brainchild of three Congolese women who sent Hawaly, a Burundian show-runner, to Belgium for the preparations. The two women spend weeks traveling around Belgium by car. Hilde seems to have her life under control, yet little by little, the events draw her into a cosmos populated by the false spirits and ghosts of Western Europe while the very real ghost of her aunt accompanies her. Hawaly observes Hilde’s encounters with the supernatural and reports them to her colleagues in Kinshasa. Hardened to the pressures of the audience, the three savvy businesswomen are betting on the future of their TV station and on the revolutionary concept of their show, which would allow them to reposition themselves in the fast-changing market of horror and sensationalism.

Directors Lucile Desamory, Glodie Mubikay, Gustave Fundi
Screenplay Damien Desamory
Cinematography Artur Castro Freire, Erick Kayembe
Editing Sophie Watzlawick
Music Nicholas Bussmann
Sound Design Nicholas Bussmann
Sound Arnaud Liesse, Léo Guinet, Caleb Kayeye
Production Design Lucile Desamory, Glodie Mubikay, Gustave Fundi
Costumes Lucile Desamory, Glodie Mubikay, Gustave Fundi
Producers Lucile Desamory
Co-producers Glodie Mubikay, Antoine Prüm


Hawaly Ndayisenga (Hawaly)
Lucile Desamory (Hilde)
Anton Sifu Kabala (Evelyne)
Ornella Mubeka (Niclèche)
Belord Mulopo (Journaliste)
Rachel Vungbo (Viviane)
Clémence Mathieu (La directrice)
Boris Lehman (Premier homme)
Noel Godin (Deuxième homme)
Frédérique Franke (Hellseherin)
Frédérique Franke (Mieke)
Laura Pinard (Mieke)
Ruth Lehmann (Mieke)
Lionel Perrinjaquet (Mieke)
Margot Ghysels (Voice)
Johan Van der Maat (Martin)
Lucile Desamory (Martin)
Lionel Perrinjaquet (Martin)
Damien Desamory (Voice)
Felisa Cereceda (Eva)
Ruth Lehmann (Eva)
Johan Van der Maat (Eva)
Arnaud Liesse (Eva)
Lena Stein (Voice)
Marie-Paule Mailleux (Das Gespenst)
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