In Cannes from May 18th to 25th

Directed by

Louis Kempeneers

BALLAD OF THE HAPPY KIND

La Balade des Gens Heureux
Directed by

Louis Kempeneers

Year:

2023

Country:

Belgium

Language:

French

Genre:

Absurd | Live-action | Film School

Runtime:

20 minutes

Production: IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion)

Synopsis

On the road, Mona and Simon engage in a role-playing game. Through their characters, they confess things they had never admitted before and realize that, sometimes, journeys are not always happy.

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Why we love it

This delightfully absurd romance, with its comedic and touching ups and downs, takes us on a journey of self-discovery where we often play roles and overlook our true selves.

About the director

Louis Kempeneers was born in 1998 in Liege, Belgium. He completed his high school education in 2017, focusing on option courses in expressive arts. Subsequently, he pursued his studies at IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion) with a major in directing. During his first master's workshop, he co-directed Cléo et Max with another student, Solenn Crozon. La Balade des Gens Heureux is his graduation film.

Intention Note

Why we love it

This delightfully absurd romance, with its comedic and touching ups and downs, takes us on a journey of self-discovery where we often play roles and overlook our true selves.