In IFFR from January 28th to 31st - Clermont-Ferrand from February 4th to 8th - Berlinale from February 16th to 21st

Directed by

Mika Baudoux

RUBY, ALIA, RITCHY

Ruby, Alia, Ritchy
Directed by

Mika Baudoux

Year:

2024

Country:

Belgium

Language:

French

Genre:

Docu-Fiction | Film School

Runtime:

22 minutes

Production:

KASK Film School

Synopsis

The summer of 2020 confronts young roommates between the prohibitions and excess, Ruby, Alia, Ritchy face the mourning of a close friend.

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Why we love it

Mika Baudoux has created a meeting between Gregg Araki and Wong Kar-Wai in an intimate story mixing reality and fiction. She bears witness to her pain with kindness and imaginative direction. Ruby, Alia and Ritchy remind us of characters from Skins - UK and we want to take them in our arms to try to console them from the inconsolable.

About the director

Mika studied directing in KASK Art school in Gent Belgium. She directs music video and short films. She works as much in fiction as documentary films and likes to combine the two.

She works in an artist's studio to support people with disabilities in audiovisual creation.

Her means of expression is music and image. In parallel to directing, she is a DJ. Intuitive and inspired by emotions and her friends, she likes to participate in the editing of her films. She considers that there is a link between mixing images and mixing music.

Intention Note

Mika is personally involved in this film because she herself lost a dear friend on September 28, 2020. After long discussions she was able to get better, step back and observe her surroundings. Mourning was a completely new feeling for her. Very interested in human behavior, she looked for movies that dealt with this subject. She felt that she recognized herself in very few, almost none.

Mika had the impression that mourning remains a very sensitive subject and not much addressed, often the characters die, but what happens afterwards? The world around may be calm but mind can be turned upside down. This is the subject that drives her film. Mika felt the blur that precedes the loss of a relative and has questioned completely humanity: suddenly everything makes sense as nothing matters anymore. She sees this film as a mosaic of memories. Found themselves in the present moment, jostled by memories of the past.

Why we love it

Mika Baudoux has created a meeting between Gregg Araki and Wong Kar-Wai in an intimate story mixing reality and fiction. She bears witness to her pain with kindness and imaginative direction. Ruby, Alia and Ritchy remind us of characters from Skins - UK and we want to take them in our arms to try to console them from the inconsolable.