For the first time in her lengthy career, Marion Hänsel entirely wrote her own screenplay for one of her films - without a cowriter and, possibly even more important, without a literary source to fall back on. The result is a surprisingly light road movie that does justice to its title, not only focusing on the tenderness between parents and son, but also between the son and his lover, and between the divorced parents themselves.
Frans and Lisa have already separated for 15 years, so what is it that comes to the surface when they get in the car to drive from Brussels to the ski village Flaine deep in the Alps to pick up their injured son? Indifference? Jealousy? Friendship? Love? When they reach the village, designed in the 1970s by Le Corbusier, its concrete structures offer a unique background for this nimble reflection on broken love.



International title
Tenderness
Filmmaker
Marion Hänsel
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Belgium, France, Germany
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
81’
Language
French
Producer
Marion Hänsel, Cedomir Kolar, Ernst Szebedits
Production Company
Man's Films Productions, A.S.A.P. Films, Neue Pegasos
Sales
Doc & Film International
Writer
Marion Hänsel
Cinematography
Jan Vancaillie
Editor
Michèle Hubinon
Production Design
Thierry Leproust
Sound Design
Henri Morelle
Music
René-Marc Bini
Cast
Sergi López, Olivier Gourmet, Marilyne Canto, Adrien Jolivet