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Tenderness

La tendresse
Director: Marion Hänsel

Belgium, France, Germany, Comedy, 2013, 80 min, french with english and lithuanian subtitles, V
A couple, separated for the past 15 years, find themselves together again for the duration of a two day journey to go and get their son, hospitalized in another country after a serious ski accident.
What do they still feel for one another, indifference, rancor, jealousy? Or perhaps complicity, friendship and, who knows, love.“Tenderness“– the first of Marion Hänsel’s films based on her own script. It is surprisingly light-hearted road movie, which takes us from Brussels to the summit of the Alps, will allow us to discover two profoundly sincere beings for whom we can only feel tenderness.
 
About the director:
 
Director and produser Marion Hänsel was born in 1949 in Marseille, France, grew up in Antwerp, Belgium. She began her career as an actress after studying dramatic arts in Brussels, New York and Paris. M. Hansel set up her own company, “Man’s Films” in 1977, in order to make her first short film “Equilibres“ (1977).Her second feature film “Dust“(1985), won a Silver Lion at Venice in 1985. Film “The Maestro“(Il maestro, 1989) won the Audience Award at San Sebastian in 1990. She has co-produced several films, such as Danis Tanović‘s “No Man’s Land“ (2001) and Claude Chabrol‘s “L’Enfer“ (2005).
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Marion Hänsel

Dir. of Photography: Jan Vancaillie

Music: René-Marc Bini

Cast: Olivier Gourmet, Maryline Canto, Adrien Jolivet, Sergi Lopez, Margaux Chatelier