Une vie comme une autre

A Life Like Any Other

Over many years, the director’s father filmed his family life almost obsessively. His daughter’s birth, his son’s first steps, and always Valérie, the young mother. An impressive fund of material which their now grown-up daughter Faustine appropriates to tell quite a different story: that of a woman who sees her role as a mother and its demands take away her freedom step by step. In the here and now, the director observes her parents: her hyperactive father who is constantly tinkering with something, and her chain-smoking mother who sits at the kitchen table and whose sharp mind can only be surmised from her eyes. What happened to the energetic and independent young make-up artist? (Marie Kloos, DOK Leipzig)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Une vie comme une autre (A Life Like Any Other, 2022, doc) - La Détesteuse (The Hater, 2015, short)
Competition Documentary 2023
Faustine Cros
Belgium / France 2022
68 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Faustine Cros
Cinematography Jean-Louis Cros, Faustine Cros
Editing Cédric Zoenen, Faustine Cros
Sound/Sounddesign Faustine Cros
Music Ferdinand Cros
With Valérie Declef-Cros, Jean-Louis Cros, Ferdinand Cros, Faustine Cros
Producer(s) Julie Freres, Camille Laemlé
Dérives, Les Films d’Ici
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2022