Gigi, Monica... and Bianca

Part of a gang of children, Gigi (17) and Monica (15) live their love at Bucharest’s North railway station. A new boy is about to arrive – Monica is expecting a baby. Gigi wants to leave the obscurity of the street. He tells us his dreams: “To find a roof, start a family, build another family out of that family, and on like that… till the end.” Is this child going to be born – where and how – and what will he become?

“After three years at High School and a few years working for news, TV reports, I discovered the magic of documentaries, and I started working with Benoît Dervaux and Yasmina Abdellahoui for Gigi, Monica... and Bianca, a documentary about a love story between young adults living in the streets of Bucharest, produced by the Dardenne brothers. The construction was complex and close to a drama fiction with a huge amount of material. The feeling, to create a story with a classical dramatic plot, staying close to the protagonists and to share their lives, was a discovery. Their questions, doubts, convictions and mistakes were mine. With distance, discovering their psychology was magic. The editing room's intimacy develops the connection with the real characters in spite of the filter of the shooting. With the directors we search for a way to tell their real story in docudrama construction. This experience confirmed the style of movie I want to work in, and pushed me further in this career.”

 Marie–Hélène Dozo

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
Romanian
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
English, French
Duration
Duur
Longueur
84'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
Image
Beeld
Image
Benoît Dervaux
Sound
Geluid
Son
Marc Depasse, Benoît De Clerck, Yasmina Abdellaoui
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Jean-Pierre Dardenne
Editing
Montage
Montage
Marie-Hélène Dozo
Sound Mix
Klankmix
Mixage son
Bernard Gabus
Production
Productie
Production
Dérives
Co-production
Coproductie
Coproduction
Wallonie Image Production(W.I.P.), RTBF Liège
With the Support of
Met de steun van
Avec le soutien de
fond télévisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique et de la Région Wallonne
In association with
In samenwerking met
En association avec
La Sept ARTE