Flowing between fiction and dance, Here After mixes excerpts of the trashy but beautiful Super 8mm short film that was part of the performance with 16mm images of the dance sequences. The performers dance to the cutting sounds by Italian composer Fausto Romitelli and the lyric music by David Eugene Edwards (Woven Hand), images that were filmed at a later stage in the natural settings of Oye-Plage and in the filmstudio.
Here After tells the story of an isolated community in which a power-mad tyrant commands an infanticide. In the danced scenes we see how the characters relive their memories in the hereafter as if their emotions and traumas were captured in the memory of their bodies.
The film shows terror and its destroying effect on a community and questions existential themes such as life/death, culpability/penance, identity/memory, regret/negation and power/freedom.
SCRIPT & DIRECTION
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY 16MM
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY SUPER 8MM
Lieven Van Baelen
David Eugene Edwards, Fausto Romitelli, Josh Martin & Hardi Barnewold
Charo Calvo, Benjamin Dandoy
P.F. Thomése & Ultima Vez
Laura Arís, Tone Brulin, Elena Fokina, Robert M. Hayden, Milan Herich, Krijn Hermans, Germán Jauregui Allue, Jorge Jauregui Allue, Linda Kapetanea, Thi-Mai Nguyen, Manuel Ronda, Helder Seabra, Won-Myeong Won