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by Mary Jimenez


"There is an art of dying and an art of giving life." Anne is a hospice patient trying to arrange her death for her friends: for it is they, after all, who are going to suffer her loss. Anne believes that the ultimate journey, which everyone must take sooner or later, can be a work of art, like a painting or a film. A coming to terms with death told in a supple style, rich in evocative visuals and a tenderness that seems to caress faces, and the lives behind their eyes, in their very last act.

original title: La Position du lion couché
country: Belgium
year: 2006
genre: docu-fiction
directed by: Mary Jimenez
film run: 90'
screenplay: Mary Jimenez
cinematography by: Jorge León
film editing: Mary Jimenez
producer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Karine de Villers
production: RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles (CBA), Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Communauté française de Belgique, Télédistributeurs wallons, Région wallonne
backing: Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles, Loterie Nationale

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