Phoenix

  • 65'
  • Belgium
  • 2021

Freewheeling film celebrating both sexual and stylistic fluidity. Phoenix literally changes colour as the characters circle one another. A medical student who sometimes rents out a room in his house receives a visit from a young woman he was romantically involved with the previous summer. But he shows little interest in her – mainly because he’s now in love with Harry.

In Phoenix there are no fixed categories, either in relation to sexual orientation or film style: fluidity is the norm. The main character, for example, is bisexual; and his short-haired female visitor looks pretty androgynous. The film’s style is equally fluid, with some passages in monochrome shades, black and white and a pastiche of 1980s video clips. At times Phoenix becomes a silent film, with intertitles or script notes appearing on screen. The man in the story is referred to as 1, the woman as 2. In addition, the film features a lot new-wave style music, much of which was composed by director/polymath Bram Droulers.

Director
Bram Droulers
Premiere
World premiere
Countries of production
Belgium, UK
Production Year
2021
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
65'
Medium
DCP
Languages
French, English
Producer
Bram Droulers
Sales
Bram Droulers
Screenplay
Bram Droulers
Cinematography
Bram Droulers
Editor
Bram Droulers
Production Design
Bram Droulers
Sound Design
Bram Droulers
Music
Bram Droulers
Cast
Gina Wajskop, Paul Gérard, Eden Paton, Bram Droulers
Website
https://bramwaveshop.wixsite.com/bramdroulers