A Dog’s Luck, Nina de Vroome, Belgium, 2018, 23’
Documentary, v.o. no dialogues
October 4, 2019, 7 Pm, Cinema Odeon
Several dogs are being trained as patrol dogs. Their owners teach them the choreographies of police work: biting and letting go, chasing and stopping. as they longingly look up at them, the dogs seem to be intimately connected with their owners. They are meek and tamed; their life is directed by humans. At the same time they always stand for the elusive other. A gap divides humans and animals, and these dogs watch us from the other side.
Nina de Vroome (The Netherlands, 1989) graduated in 2013 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent as a film-maker. Her film Een idee van de zee (A Sea Change, 2016) premiered at Visions du Réel in Nyon. She is a contributor to Sabzian, a collection of online reflections on cinema. She also makes collages and video installations.
Direction, Cinematography and Editing Nina de Vroome
Sound Lennert De Taeye
Sound Editing Sabrina Calmels
Music Yehuda Yannay
Production Blauwhuis, Lotte Van Craeynest