Come As You Are
Best of the Fest Audience Award - Runner Up
Monday, January 16, 12:30 PM
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Come As You Are
Hasta la Vista!
Belgium, 2011, 115 Minute Running Time
Topics: Buddy Picture, Comedy, Coming of Age, Road Movie, Sex
Program: World Cinema
Language: Dutch English Sub-Titles
Awards: Montreal World FF, Grand Prix des Americas and Audience Award
Here’s the hit new comic drama from the director of Palm Springs favorite The Over The Hill Band. Three guys in their twenties love wine and women. Wine they have savored abundantly, but they have never had a woman. Under the guise of a wine tour they embark on a journey to Spain hoping to rectify that fact. Nothing will stop them. Not even their disabilities: one is blind, the second is confined to a wheelchair and the third is completely paralyzed. Come As You Are is loosely based on the story of Asta Philpot, an American afflicted with arthrogryposis who fights for disabled people and their sexual rights.Philpot was the subject of a British documentary For One Night Only and was featured on several talk shows including Oprah. “For me, this is a very human story,” says director Enthoven. “What I really want to show with this film is that all of us are living with a handicap when it comes to communicating with others.” Winner: Best Film, Audience Award, Montreal World Film Festival.
Director Geoffrey Enthoven, Writer Pierre De Clercq, Actor Tom Audenaert, and Producer Mariano Vanhoof are expected to attend both screenings.
DIRECTOR: Geoffrey Enthoven
Producer: Mariano Vanhoof
Editor: Philippe Ravoet
Screenwriter: Pierre De Clercq
Cinematographer: Gerd Schelfhout
Music: Meuris and papermouth
Principal Cast: Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Gilles De Schryver, Tom Audenaert, Isabelle De Hertogh
Filmography: The Over the Hill Band (2009), The Only One (2006), Children of Love (2002)
Print Source: Films Boutique - www.filmsboutique.com
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