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A digital short with primitive cinema looks about guardian angels, UFO's, the lighting of the Belgian motorways and an unerasable penfriendship.
Coming out of the fascination by astronomy, close encounters of the third kind and the brightly lit highways of Belgium (you can even see them from outer space!), Les Soeurs Lumière has scripted a fable about light and its mysteries. The title also suggests a homage to 2 of the founders of moving images. Two friends, Stella (astronomer) and Lucia (a salesgirl in a lamp shop), who know each other only through their correspondence, are separated by death. Lucia, the surviving friend drives off at night, heading for Belgium of the twinkling motorways, searching for her friend's angel which should have become Lucia's guardian angel. With an empty heart, she drives, accompanied by strange light phenomena around her (UFO's? Angels?) to find a light and enlightment of her loss.


Lucia: Valérie Mannaerts;
Voice Stella: Wendy Van Humbeeck;
Voice mother Stella: Viviane De Munck;
Voice Lucia: Pilar Arca


Betacam SP, B&W + color, Music:Thomas Köner,
27min., 2000
Production: de Filmfabriek(BE),
& FatalimageFatale vzw (BE)
Supported by: VAF, VGC & Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2000


* KunstenfestivaldesArts 2000, Brussels/Bruxelles, may/mai 2000 * 15 ième Festival du film Gay et lesbien, Brussels/Bruxelles, january/janvier 2001 * 30th International Film festival of Rotterdam, january/janvier 2001* Transmediale, Berlin, februar/février 2001 * Paendemonium Biennale of moving images, Lux theatre, London, march/mars 2001 * (Kraak)3 festival, Kunstencentrum België, Hasselt, march/mars 2001 * Fauna & Flora festival, Den Haag, april/avril 2001* LGFF, National Film Theatre, London, april/avril 2001 * XIX International Film Festival of Uruguay, Montevideo, april/avril 2001* Programme "Melancholy", Z-Bar (gallery/gallerie), Berlin(-mitte), may/mai 2001 * WORM project space (gallery/gallerie), Rotterdam, may/mai 2001 * 25th San Francisco Frameline Int. LG Filmfestival, june/juin 2001 * 9th Edition of Arcipelago - International Festival of Short Films & New Images, Rome, june/juin 2001 * Circles of Confusion, 5th World wide independent film& video festival Berlin, august/août 2001* Cineffable 2001, Paris, 30/10 - 4/11 2001 * Providence Women's Filmfestival, Rhode Island US, 12-14/10 2001* VIPER, Basel, Switzerland/Suisse, 24 - 28/10/2001 *23ème édition du Festival International du Film Indépendant, Brussels, 06-11/11 * WOW, Women in Film and Television, Austalian Tour, oct 2001- march/mars 2002 * ZED Cinema/Stuk, 2003 *


Script & Direction: Karen Vanderborght
Executive Producer: Hans Bocxstael
Director of Photography: Ruben Impens
Music & Sound Design: Thomas Köner & Roland Kentrup
Direction-assistent: Kim Wyns; Editing: Octavio Iturbe& Karen Vanderborght; Decor & Costumes: Agnes Vermeiren
Sound Recordings: Werner Matheus; Production-Assistant: Barbara Lenssens; Electricians:David Oeyen & Dries Engels


de filmfabriek, Bierbeek (PAL-copy)
Frameline Distribution, San Francisco (NTSC copy)
For an overview of all the work by Karen Vanderborght click here.