Qui vive

August 1914. Germany invades Belgium and terrorizes the population.
Despite being pregnant, Louise is taking care of the farm, her young boy and the crops.
While the front rumbles a few kilometers away from her home, a man turns up at the farm in the middle of the night…

  • Anaïs Debus
    Director
  • Anaïs Debus
    Writer
  • Laurent Denis
    Producer
  • Laura Fautré
    Key Cast
    "Louise"
  • Mohammed Sanouji
    Key Cast
    "Djilali"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, war, historic
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    108,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Belgium
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium
  • Language:
    Arabic, French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Brussels Short Film Festival
    Brussels
    Belgium
    April 26, 2019
    World premiere
  • Edinburgh Short Film Festival
    Edinburgh
    United Kingdom
    October 24, 2019
    United Kingdom premiere
  • Tetova International Film Festival
    Tetova
    Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
    October 7, 2019
    Macedonia premiere
    Special Jury mention
  • Festival Ecran Libre
    Aigues-Mortes
    France
    November 8, 2019
    2 Mentions : Best directing and Best actress
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival
    York
    United Kingdom
    November 6, 2019
  • Imagine This Women's International Film Festival
    Brooklyn
    United States
    November 8, 2019
    American premiere
    Best Short Film
  • Montecatini International Short Film Festival
    Montecatini
    Italy
    October 21, 2019
    Italian Premiere
    Best Short Fiction
  • Resistencia Film Fest
    Tomé
    Chile
    October 3, 2019
    South American premiere
  • Binche Film Festival
    Binche
    Belgium
    October 18, 2019
  • Short Film Festival Kalmthout
    Kalmthout
    Belgium
    October 5, 2019
    Best Actress
  • City Court Festival
    Hagondange
    France
    October 5, 2019
  • Festival de Cine de Rancagua
    Rancagua
    Chile
    November 4, 2019
  • Rome Independent Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    November 15, 2019
  • Cinémondes, le festival international du film indépendant
    Berck-sur-Mer
    France
    October 11, 2019
    France premiere
  • Festival Cinematografico el Ojo Cojo

    Spain
    November 2, 2019
    Spain premiere
    Best Short Film
  • Goa Short Film Festival
    Goa
    India
    November 7, 2019
    Asian premiere
  • Festival Internacional de Cine por la Memoria Democratica

    Spain
    December 5, 2019
    Best Original music
  • Festival de cortos de tematica rural
    Urrea de Gaén
    Spain
    November 22, 2019
  • Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges de Vila-Seca
    Vila-Seca
    Spain
    November 23, 2019
  • Festival Mundial de Cine
    Veracruz
    Mexico
    November 12, 2019
    Mexican premiere
  • China International New Media Short Film Festival
    Shenzen
    China
    December 3, 2019
    Chinese premiere
    Femal-theme Unit Special Jury Award
  • International Short Film Festival
    Beveren
    Belgium
    November 23, 2019
    Best Short Film Drama & Action
  • Pilas en Corto
    Sevilla
    Spain
    December 4, 2019
    Best Short Film & Best Cinematography
  • Kalpanirjhar - International Short Fiction Film Festival
    Kalpanirjhar
    India
    December 4, 2019
  • International Short Film Festival
    Pune
    India
    December 16, 2019
  • Avanca Film Festival
    Avanca
    Portugal
    July 23, 2020
    Special Mention & Best Photography
Distribution Information
  • Laurent Denis
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Anaïs Debus

At the age of 15, Anaïs was bitten by the movie bug and decided to devote her studies to cinema. Leaving the Institut des Arts de Diffusion armed with a diploma, Anaïs cuts her teeth in the professional world on movie sets. From location manager to assistant director, she works on multiple projects and also starts to develop her own. A World War I enthusiast, thanks to her first short film, “On the lookout”, she takes us into the middle of the Belgian countryside at a heart-wrenching moment.

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