Belle de Nuit - Grisélidis Réal, Autoportraits
Belle de Nuit - Grisélidis Réal, Self Portraits

Marie-Eve de Grave, Belgium, 2016, HDV, Format diffusion : 1.77 (HDV 16:9), 74 minutes

Griselidis Real is a meteor.
Her life is worth a novel
She was a prostitute in the brothels in Munich, flirting with black G.I.s
She sold marijuana. She went to jail.
In the 70s, she became The revolutionnary hooker
She wrote: Protitution is Art, it's a Science and a humanism as well
She was consumed with passionate love. Her clients were too.
Griselidis painted, she drew and wrote the life she was inventing for herself all the time.
Everything with her becomes precious, passionate, fascinating, overwhelming, crazy.
Griselidis is rebellion. She is the wild woman who goes through the night screaming, dressed up, made up, sublime.
The film dives in her writings, and tells the dazzling life of an extraordinary woman. Fictional images, inspired by her texts, drawings, excerpts, manuscripts, photographs, historical archives, interviews, intertwine and eventually draw the fragmented and plural portrait of a beautiful rebel who unveils a real writer.

  • Directed by: Marie-Eve de Grave
  • Screenplay: Marie -Eve de Grave
  • Photography: Jorge Piquer Rodriguez, Sébastien Koeppel
  • Sound: Ludovic Van Paschterbeke
  • Image editing: Simon Arazi
  • Sound editing: Cyril Mossé
  • Mixing: Laurent Martin
  • Languages: FR
  • Subtitles: EN
  • Available formats: DCP, Digital
  • With: Griselidis Réal, Yves Pagès
  • Production: On Move Productions (Françoise Hoste)
  • Coproduction: CBA, Centre du Cinéma de la FWB, Bourse Brouillon d'un rêve de la Scam, Tax Shelter, Graphoui, Procirep (France).
  • Coproduction workshop: CBA
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  • CBA
  • Festival selections:

    FIFA-Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Bruxelles (Belgique) 11/16
    Pink Screens, Bruxelles (Belgique) 11/16
    CineMigrante, Buenos Aires (Argentine) 10/16
    Festival échos d'ici, échos d'ailleurs, Labastide-Rouairoux (France) 10/16
    FIFF-Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (Belgique) 10/16
    CineDOC Tbilisi (Géorgie) 10/16
    Dok Leipzig (Allemagne) 10/16
    Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire, Lussas (France) 08/16 (SCAM)
    T-Mobile New Horizons IFF, Wroclaw (Pologne) 07/16
    BAFICI, Buenos Aires (Argentine) 04/16
    Visions du Réel, Nyon (Suisse) 04/16 

  • Awards:

    - Etoile de la SCAM 2016
    - Prix France Télévisions Festival international du film de Femmes de Créteil 2017
    - Grand Prix Fifa 2018
    - Etoile de la Scam 2017
    - Prix du Public au festival la première fois à Marseille 2017
    - Prix du public au Faito Doc festival de Monte Faito 2018

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