Cleo

Eva Cools

Belgium 2019, 107 min.

Fiction

Spoken language: French

Subtitles: Dutch

Dutch premiere

Seventeen-year-old Cleo and her little brother live with their grandmother ever since their parents died in an accident. Cleo finds comfort playing the piano and hanging out with older, mysterious Leos. Director Eva Cools’ debut movie is a poetic, subdued statement that touches both the heart and the head.

When Cleo meets Leos on a night out, she feels he understands her without her having to explain anything. Gradually, Cleo bounces back from her misfortune. As their relationship develops, however, Leos feels increasingly guilty about being afraid to let Cleo in on a secret that he carries.

Among the astonishing cast of actors, Anna Franziska Jäger, who plays the title role, reveals Cleo’s vulnerability, pretending to be strong and brave yet struggling to cope with the tragic death of her parents.

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Credits

Official website: http://cinemien.nl/film/cleo

Productions:

Lunanime

mail@lunanime.be

+32 9 277 05 20

www.lunanime.be

Dutch distribution:

Cinemien

info@cinemien.nl

+31205776010 / +31205776020

www.cinemien.nl

Talkshows & debates

Cleo, fight or flight: screening and Q&A with director Eva Cools

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 18:45

Cleo is a seventeen-year-old girl who survives a tragic car accident in which both of her parents die. The teenager struggles with acceptance, in search of herself and the meaning of this life-disrupting event. Director Eva Cools expla

Cleo, the psychology behind fight or flight: screening and Q&A with director Eva Cools and a traumat

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 15:45

Cleo is a seventeen-year-old girl who survives a tragic car accident in which both of her parents die. The teenager struggles with acceptance, in search of herself and the meaning of this life-disrupting event. Director Eva Cools expla