Past Imperfect
2016 - Nathalie Teirlinck


Title: Past Imperfect
Original title: Le Le passé devant nous
Year: 2016
Original language: French
Supported by: the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Creative Europe – Media development program of the E.U., Screen Flanders, NFF, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Danish Film Institute, Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Eur


When Alice’s ex-boyfriend dies in a car accident, she’s unexpectedly confronted with her six-year-old son, whom she had abandoned at birth. His presence not only threatens her routine existence as a luxury escort but also exposes strongly suppressed emotions. Doubt strikes again. Will she be able to be a mother this time?

Past Imperfect tells the touching but heart-warming story of Alice and Robin. Divided between the fear of intimacy and the desire for security, Alice tries to take on her role as a parent. But what does the tie of blood mean in the absence of a shared past? Can love triumph over fear? A deeply human portrait of two lost souls, of the destabilising but also tender battle to find each other and oneself.


Director Nathalie Teirlinck
Producers Bart Van Langendonck , Xavier Rombaut
Writer Nathalie Teirlinck
Photography:Frank van den Eeden
Music:John Parish
Editing:Morten Egholm
Cast:Evelyne Brochu, Zuri François, Eriq Ebouaney, Arieh Worthalter, Johan Leysen, Johan Heldenbergh
Sound:Michel Schöpping
Art director:Charlotte Bech
Costume:Vanessa Evrard
Make up:Robert Stouthamer

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