Quand je serai dictateur
When I will be dictator

Yaël André, Belgium, 2013, Format diffusion : 1.77 (HDV 16:9), 90 minutes

When I will be dictator is a non-autobiographical project: and if, at the other end of the universe, worlds are being born every second containing other possibilities for our lives? What would all these lives that we haven’t lived be? Adventurer, psychopath, perfect mother, chief accountant, invisible man?

Upon this fictional pretext – which functions in as many chapters as there are parallel worlds – the film nonchalantly unreels the story of George; how we met, his madness and what he probably became in another universe. The deeper issue at stake in the film is mourning, how to deal with this hidden labour.

The images are woven together from amateur 8 mm and Super8 films – from the 1940s to the modern day, tangling threads of fiction and documentary, the real and the fake, mine and other people's, comedy and drama...

  • Directed by: Yaël André
  • Screenplay: Yaël André
  • Photography: Didier Guillain
  • Image editing: Luc Plantier, Yaël André
  • Sound editing: Sabrina Calmels
  • Mixing: Manu de Boissieu
  • Languages: FR
  • Subtitles: FR, EN, DE
  • Available formats: DCP, Digital, DVD, Blu-Ray
  • Production: Morituri, Cobra Films
  • Coproduction: CBA, RTBF (Unité Documentaires), ARTE G.E.I.E.
  • Coproduction workshop: CBA
  • Festival promotion:

    Morituri films

  • CBA
  • Awards:

    Magritte du Meilleur Documentaire 2014

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