Nuits Sans Sommeil

“Stories Keep Me Awake At Night” is the portrait of day-to-day childhood. A village, a family, a little boy who likes to wear dresses, the return of the wolf and everyday life, ordinary, banal. These elements are used to tell of hidden desires.

Director Biography

Jérémy van der Haegen (°1979, Brussels) grew up in Paris and studied in Brussels, where he currently lives. After studying Philosophy at the university, he enrolled at INSAS (Institute of Performing Arts, Broadcasting and Communication Techniques) and came out with a directing degree in 2004. In 2006 he founded After Hours, a small society which co-produces his three first films with Brussels based production Neon Rouge. His first medium-length film, The Illuminated Boy premiered at the FIAPF accredited MOLODIST in Ukraine and was bought and broadcast by ARTE France. His second medium-length film, High Grounds, co-produced in France by Le Fresnoy, National Contemporary Arts Studio, stages acclaimed actors Lou Castel, Maia Morgenstern and Tudor Aaron Istodor. It is among the top five best films of 2016 on Stories Keep Me Awake At Night, Jérémy’s third short film, premiered at the end of 2020 and won the best short film award in the Rebel with a Cause competition of the FIAPF accredited Black Night Film Festival (PÖFF, Tallinn).

Alternative title

Stories Keep Me Awake at Night


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31 min.

Family Ties

Friday, 3 September 14:50 - 16:20 / Kijkhuis 1
90 min.
Saturday, 4 September 12:10 - 13:40 / Kijkhuis 1
90 min.

Also in this session

1. Birdland
Ashgan El-Hamus, 15 min.
2. Sprötch
Xavier Seron, 21 min.
3. As You Can See
Ghada Fikri, 8 min.
4. Thorns and Fishbones
Natália Azevedo Andrade, 10 min.
5. Nuits Sans Sommeil
Jérémy van der Haegen , 31 min.