A film that dares to navigate the entire world of writer, painter, and activist Grisélidis Réal. Images inspired in her texts, drawings, and archive footage aim to sketch a plural and complex portrait of a woman who asks that “please, mention that I’m also a revolutionary whore”.
Grisélidis Real. Here’s a pioneer, a writer whose work would still make every left and right wing political correction system frown and tremble. Here’s a woman who, in her last days, and after working as a prostitute for thirty years, confesses that her job left her with endless marks on her body and soul, but also an immense love for life and respect for other people’s suffering. Through a collage filled with generosity and care, combining interviews with music scenes, lyrical figures and archive footage, Belle de nuit retrieves the figure and thoughts of Grisélidis Real for the 21st century, and also takes us into a journey back in time to a moment in History when everything was yet to be built, debated, and considered. FG
D, G: Marie-Eve de Grave F: Jorge Piquer Rodriguez, Sébastien Koeppel E: Simon Arazi S: Ludovic Van Paschterbeke M: Pierre Avia P: Françoise Hoste PE: Françoise Hoste CP: On Move Productions
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She was born in Belgium in 1965 and studied architecture and set design before she trained and graduated from the Brussels Film School. She directed several short films, including Waiting for Frank (2000), Opale Plage (2010) and Grand Tour (2013).