The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Le veilleur

Belgium | 2018 | 22 min
Mandarin | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Victoire Bonin
Sound mixing: Manel Weidmann
Editing: Charlotte Bouché
Cinematographer: Victoire Bonin
Script: Victoire Bonin, Lou Du Pontavice
Sound: Lou Du Pontavice
Translation: Yi Jiang
Director: Lou Du Pontavice


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Canadian Premiere

Guandong works as a guard at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. His 14-year-old son has just passed the entrance exam to study the French horn. And yet, the dream of both father and son is that he study abroad. Since their family home in Jinan was knocked down, they live their lives, for the most part, at the Conservatory. From his post, Guandong keeps watch over his son.

Millenium Festival du Film Documentaire, Belgium (2019) - Cinergie prize for the best Belgian hopefuls
Brussels Art Film Festival, Belgium (2018)
Camerimage International Film Festival, Poland (2019)


Lou Du Pontavice

Lou was born in 1992 in Paris. After four years of studying litterature, philosophy and cinema at la Sorbonne (Paris), she entered in the cinema school INSAS in directing section (2014). During four years, she directed several schoolworks : documentaries as well as fictions.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Tête d’Handel (2015) ; Impasse (2015) ; Exil (2016) ; J’en ai pas pour longtemps (2017) ; Le veilleur (2018) ; Ceci n'est pas une valise (2019)

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