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Copyright © 2011 Wim Vanacker

Endgame

Florence, a woman in her early thirties, decides to break up with Travis, a married man. She’s preparing herself in front of her bathroom mirror. A rehearsal of a conversation about to happen. Living a dream, dreaming a lie, as an appeal to and a reflection on an assumed lost and disintegrating world in this personal confessional box of hers. She wanders, she wonders. Through her apartment, through the remnants of a shared past. A meditation of sorts. She leaves her apartment, and walks through Paris, the city of lights and broken hearts, to the place where they agreed to meet, the small café at the corner. She walks her line of thought over and over again, trying to find a little happiness along the way. She follows her emotional tread through a kaleidoscope of fragments of memories and reminiscences. A rhythmic and nostalgic journey through this modern day asphalt jungle. The small café at the corner, where they’ve been dreaming so often, about a shared future, as the place for their final goodbye. The end of a sentimental journey. They break up. She stays behind all alone, dancing, in a constant and contemplative game of push and pull, trying to shed the emotional marks left behind. Fate loves the fearless.

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A meditative exploration of the mental preparation of a break up between a woman in her early thirties and a married man.

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Copyright

Copyright © 2011 Wim Vanacker

Awards and nominations

Best Actress (Maryline Guitton)
1 Feb – 31 Jul | United States
Cinematic Achievement Award
30 Sep – 9 Oct | Greece
Honorable Mention - Student Film
Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival | 2011
10 Nov | United States
Best Original Score - Student Film
Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival | 2011
10 Nov | United States
Best Production Design - Student Film
Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival | 2011
10 Nov | United States

Previous screenings

2011
1 Feb – 31 Jul | New York, United States
Best Actress (Maryline Guitton)
One Shot International Short Film Festival | 2011
17 May – 24 May | Yerevan, Armenia
Kastav Film Festival | 2011
17 Jun – 18 Jun | Kastav, Croatia
25 Jun – 30 Jun | Peja, Kosovo
23 Jul – 27 Jul | Verona, Italy
5 Aug – 7 Aug | Valletta, Malta
11 Aug – 18 Aug | Hollywood, United States
30 Sep – 9 Oct | Thessaloniki, Greece
Cinematic Achievement Award
International Student Film Festival Písek
7 Oct – 9 Oct | Písek, Czech Republic
Yasujiro Ozu International Short Film Festival
13 Oct – 16 Oct | Sassuolo, Italy
Brno16 International Competitive Festival of Short Fiction Films
13 Oct – 16 Oct | Brno, Czech Republic
Lucerne International Film Festival | 2011
19 Oct – 22 Oct | Lucerne, Switzerland
1 Nov – 6 Nov | Brussels, Belgium
4 Nov – 6 Nov | Cornwall, United Kingdom
Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival | 2011
10 Nov | Los Angeles, United States
Honorable Mention - Student Film
Best Original Score - Student Film
Best Production Design - Student Film
Ion International Film Festival | 2011
17 Nov – 20 Nov | Queretaro, Mexico
Kulturak Festival | 2011
25 Nov – 27 Nov | Zlin, Czech Republic
15 Dec – 16 Dec | Los Angeles, United States
2012
3 Feb – 5 Feb | London, United Kingdom
Medunarodni Festival Studentskog Filma | 2012
15 Mar – 18 Mar | Belgrade, Serbia
Festival International du Film de l'Etudiant Casablanca | 2012
9 May – 12 May | Casablanca, Morocco

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Endgame has received a new award at Thess International Short Film Festival. | more...
2 November 2011
Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 2 Nov 2011