DANS L’OEIL DU CHIEN – THE DOG’S EYE
Laure Portier | France 2018 | 38 Min. | OmeU
What remains of a life, what disappears? Dans l’œil du chien is a portrait of two women, the director and her grandmother. Confined behind closed doors, and confronted with the illness of the latter, we witness a respectful and tender encounter. Its self-evidence and ease, in the face of what’s to come, seems remarkable. Arisen from the filial love and the need for closeness, this film depicts the chance to pose those last, pressing questions, before the two women have to bow to the inevitable.
Director: Laure Portier
Cinematography and Sound: Laure Portier, Fred Meert, Mikaël Barre
Editing: Julie Brenta
Producer: Gaëlle Jones for Perspective Films (France) & Julien Sigalas for Stempel (Belgium)
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Laure Portier was born in 1983 in France. After getting her degree in Literature in Toulouse and a year at ESAV, she joins INSAS in Brussels (Image section). Graduated, she becomes a camera assistant and works on feature films. She wrote her first full-length documentary SOY LIBRE, whose main character is her younger brother and gets different grants including: – CBA (Brussels) Development and scouting in 2013 – CNC, Development et Avance sur Recettes in July 2016 – Brouillon d’un Rêve – Scam in June 2016 She presents her first short film Dans L’œil du chien in 2018.