Une vie contre l'oubli
French | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Didier Hill-Derive, Sébastien Tran
Distribution: Dérives Asbl
Sound mixing: Aline Gavroy
Editing: Valène Leroy
Music: Siegfried Canto
Producer: Julie Freres
Sound: Bruno Schweisguth
Production: Dérives Asbl
Categories :FIFA Grand Panorama
André Dartevelle made more than 100 films in close to 40 years. With his engaged, insightful eye, he documented the lives of Belgium’s workers and the country’s entire history, as well as the history of the world, shedding light on the major social and political struggles of its time. Near the end of his life, when he was incapacitated by illness, he spoke with filmmaker Kita Bauchet about his work. Through his own accounts, those of his associates and his fellow filmmakers, including Luc Dardenne, Hugues Le Paige and Wilbur Leguebe, he takes a compelling look back at key moments in contemporary history. Since Dartevelle died during the making of the film, Bauchet’s film is the final testament to the mind of this little-known filmmaker and journalist.
After studying photography and filmmaking in Brussels, Kita Bauchet became known for her short films Violette et Framboise (1995, Prix du jeune espoir du cinéma), and Le temps d’un soufflé (1997, Prix du meilleur jeune talent francophone). After working in television, she returned to film in 2013 as an assistant to director Marie-Françoise Plissart on Le quatrième mur, conducting the interviews that punctuate the film. For the last three years, she has collaborated with Dérives, a non-profit documentary production studio.
Filmography | Ce jour-là : La faillite de la Sabena, Les grèves de 60, Wallen Buiten, L’aventure De Gerlache en Antarctique, Les amants diaboliques, Côte d’or, La fin du service militaire, Le décès du Roi Baudouin (2010-2011) ; La Fabrique de Panique (2009) ; J’y vais quoi ! (2009) ; Lettres Vidéo (1999) ; Violette au Travail (1999) ; Le temps d’un soufflé (1997) ; Chicco en coréalisation avec Carole Sacrée (1996) ; Violette et Framboise (1995) ; Joëlle, au-delà de l’eau (1994).