Past Imperfect (Le Passé Devant Nous)


California Theatre, San Jose Tue, Mar 7, 2017 4:15 PM
CineArts Santana Row Screen 6 Sat, Mar 11, 2017 12:45 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Section:Narrative Feature Competition
Rating:Not Rated
Premiere Status:North America
Production Country:Belgium
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Nathalie Teirlinck
Producer:Bart Van Langendonck
Xavier Rombaut
Screenwriter:Nathalie Teirlinck
Music:John Parish
Cinematographer:Frank van den Eeden
Editor:Morten Egholm
Molly Marlene Stensgaard
Cast:Evelyne Brochu
Adonis Danieletto
Guillaume Duhesme


She’s built her walls…but motherhood tears them down.

As an escort, Alice has created the kind of world in which she’s comfortable. No real connections. No ties. Just the way she likes it. But, that world is swiftly obliterated when her ex-boyfriend dies unexpectedly; leaving her to care for the six-year-old son she left behind years before. With her carefully constructed reality gone, she is thrust into the crucible of motherhood—surrounded by the minefield of her past. Will she run once again, or stay to face her fears? Writer/director Nathalie Teirlinck shows no signs that Past Imperfect is her debut feature—creating an emotionally resonant story, marked by poetic and arresting images, as well as tremendous heart for the characters she brings to life. – Michael Rabehl

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