La Valse Muette / Silent Waltz 2008 47 minutes. Yves ( 74) and Yvonne (71) work and live on their small farm at the foot of the Pyrenees together with their son Louis (49) and four brothers of Yves. Three of them are deaf and mute. The fourth is handicapped after an accident. How does this remarkable family live together? What if a dispute arises? The accordeon composition of Ingrid Obled leads us gently along the unusual lives of the brothers. The film has been broadcasted in November 2010 on HollandDoc24.
Ongeneeslijk Oud / Incurably Old 2010 37 minutes. Ans (93) lives by herself in her old house. As she walks across the room, She holds on to the furniture to avoid falling over. Ans makes the best of every day. But she’s tired. She doesn’t want to wake up in the morning anymore….Margot, who has known Ans most of her own life, tries to understand why Ans doesn’t want to wait any longer. ‘Ongeneeslijk Oud’ is broadcasted by a main public channel in feb. 2010.
Hermine et les autres / Hermine and the others 2011 47 minutes. Every evening Hermine (79) has dinner with her family of seven. With her husband, brother and her daughter’s family they eat vegetables from the garden and meat from their small farm. The neighbours help killing the pig. A nearly forgotten language is spoken while Lady Gaga sounds from upstairs. We see a kind of life in the canton of Aurignac that’s on the brink of extinction.