Flemish director Caroline Strubbe’s films screen at MoMa
The two feature films by Flemish director Caroline Strubbe, Lost Persons Area and I’m the same I’m an other, will be screened next month at New York’s Museum of Modern Art
Strubbe and producer head to New York
Strubbe’s 2009 film Lost Persons Area is the story of a couple who are loving, if neglectful, parents of a young girl, Tessa, who finally finds a friend and protector in a Hungarian worker on her father’s crew. It won the SACD Prize for Best Script at Cannes’ Critic’s Week.
Her 2013 follow-up, I’m the same I’m an other, finds Tessa fleeing Flanders to England with the Hungarian Szabolcs, as each tries to negotiate the situation and their relationship to each other. Both films slowly and quietly build up to emotionally shocking endings that change both their worlds.
“Caroline Strubbe’s voice in cinema is like nothing I have ever heard before,” commented Dave Kehr of MoMa’s film department. “Intimate, detailed and tangibly realistic but at the same time enigmatic, elusive and with respect for the inherent mystery of people and places. I am honoured to be able to introduce these exceptional films to the New York public.”
photo: Caroline Strubbe (left) works with actress Kimke Desart on the set of I'm the same, I'm an other
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