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by Raphaël Balboni, Ann Sirot


Alex and Noémie, in their thirties, would like to have a child. But their plans are turned upside down when Alex's mother, Suzanne, starts doing crazy stuff. It's because she has contracted 'semantic dementia', a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects her behavior. She spends lavishly, pays nightly visits to her neighbors to eat sandwiches, makes herself a fake driver's license with glue and scissors. Suzanne the mother goes to Suzanne the unmanageable-kid. A strange school of parenting for Noémie and Alex.

international title: Madly in Life
original title: Une vie démente
country: Belgium
sales agent: Be for Films
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Raphaël Balboni, Ann Sirot
film run: 87'
release date: BE 4/11/2020, FR 10/11/2021
screenplay: Raphaël Balboni, Ann Sirot
cast: Jean Le Peltier, Jo Deseure, Lucie Debay, Gilles Remiche
cinematography by: Jorge Piquer Rodriguez
producer: Julie Esparbes
production: Hélicotronc
backing: (BE), Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles (BE)
distributor: Imagine, Arizona Films Distribution

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