Liesbeth De Ceulaer
Liesbeth De Ceulaer (Diest, 1985) is a Belgian independent filmmaker based in Brussels. Her films explore the tense and complex relationship between humans and their environment. These cinematic explorations lead the viewer into captivating worlds, where a continuous exchange between documentary and fiction has been organized. The Best Act on the Isle (2008) and Behind the Redwood Curtain (2013) have been shown on film festivals such as DOCVILLE (Jury Prize Best Belgian Documentary), Hamptons International Film Festival (USA), Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (USA), GIFF (Korea) and Ânûû-rû Âboro – Festival International du Cinéma du Peuple (New Caledonia). Together with Sofie Benoot and Isabelle Tollenaere, she directed Victoria (2020), which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in the Forum programme and won the Caligari Prize.
Not far from Los Angeles lies the unfinished desert city of California City. A 25-year-old Lashay T. Warren attempts to build a new life there. A visual rummage through the dusty streets that Lashay playfully describes.