Le Garçon Lumière

The Illuminated Boy

Official Selection - Festival du Film de Vendme - 2012 Official Selection - Le court en dit long - 2011 Official Selection - MOLODIST - 2011 Official Selection - Silhouette Festival - Jurys Price 2012

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Dans ses rêves Lucy tombe dans le vide immense de l’espace. Éveillée, des lumières traversent son champ visuel et altèrent sa conscience. Ses parents s’inquiètent, les médecins tentent de trouver une explication et un remède. Le Garçon Lumière est un récit d’apprentissage.

Lucy is haunted by reoccurring dreams as well as debilitating headaches. She is plagued by flashing lights in her field of vision which seem to be altering her conscience. Her parents are worried, doctors seek to find an explanation for this mysterious malady as well as a cure.
The Illuminated Boy  is a coming-of-age story.

Illuminated Boy

“Narrant les aventures d’une adolescente toujours confrontée à ce même rêve qui la voit tomber dans l’immensité du vide, le film surprend par sa capacité à saisir quelque chose dans l’immatérialité de l’espace-temps. Servi par une mise en scène inventive qui ne recule jamais devant les ruptures de ton et par des dialogues d’une belle littéralité (sans parler de la jeune actrice, véritable révélation du festival, qui n’aurait pas volé le prix d’interprétation), Le Garçon lumière est probablement l’une des propositions les plus habitées de la sélection.”

Clément Graminiès & Théo Ribeton, Paris (www.critikat.com)

“Narrating the adventures of a teenager who is continually being confronted by dreams that see her falling into a void, the film surprises with its capacity to grasp something found in the immateriality of space and time. Featuring inventive direction and beautifully literal dialogue(without talking about the young actress, true revelation of the festival, she wouldn’t have stolen the interpretation prize),, The Illuminated Boy is probably one of the most inhabited propositions of the selection.”

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Credits

With

Victoria Menu
Arthur Buyssens
Paul Labrecque
Carole Trévoux

Director/screenplay
Jérémy van der Haegen

Production
Aurélien Bodinaux
Neon rouge productions

Cinematography and camera
Nicolas Rincon Gille

Sound engineer
Katia Madaule

Film editing
Thomas Vandecasteele

Sound Editing
Aline Hubert

Sound mixing
Philippe Charbonnel

Production manager
Cécile Philippe

First director assistant
Clémence Hébert

Original music by
Paul Labrecque

Aditional music
Jouni Lojamo

Script supervisor
Amandine Normand

Production design
Estelle Rullier

First camera assistant
Ana Samoilovich

Chief electrician
Tristant Galand

Location manager
Caroline Génart
Julien Campione

A Neon Rouge production
With the help of the audiovisual and cinema centre of the French community of Belgium and Walloon Television distributors.

© asbl Groupe Aussi Neon Rouge Productions 2011