Quand je serai dictateur

  • 90'
  • Belgium
  • 2014
There are only two protagonists in this film, and both remain invisible. There is the narrator, who addresses us in a confidential tone. And there is ‘George’, his imaginary friend. But there are many more personae: the imagined lives of a an adventurer, a psychopath, a perfect mother, an accountant and an invisible man...
Although the film appears divided into short thematic chapters, its real strength lies in the associative flow that guides us along a surrealist chain of thoughts, hypotheses and dreams. In the images, the decades from the 1940s to the present day appear all mixed up.
Yaël André’s storyline and editing technique make us see these anonymous and quite generic home movies with a fresh eye, as if they were the first of their kind. The combination of text and images results in a bizarre meditation on truth and fiction, life and death, grief and joy.
Director
Yaël André
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Belgium
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
International title
When I Will Be Dictator
Language
French
Producer
Yaël André
Production Company
Morituri
Sales
Morituri
Screenplay
Yaël André
Cinematography
Didier Guillain
Editor
Yaël André, Luc Plantier
Sound Design
Sabrina Calmels
Music
Hughes Maréchal
Cast
voice of Laurence Vielle