Max is grieving his best friend's death on their childhood's playground, the lake of a quarry.
Director's note :
The point of "REGARDS" is to awaken the spectator's look on Max and Chloé's approach towards death, and its consequence; grief. "Regards", it is both a world visible, but also invisible: the off-screen. The union of both will fix the film in the audience's imaginary, re-enforcing the individual look each spectator has on this short-film.
A film, a world, a location: a quarry. A place unknown by most, with in mind the will to dedicate an entire role to it. Englobing for the most part the story of Max and Chloé, the quarry will be a timeless space where days and nights go by but all look alike, constantly putting the past and the present in conflict.
Director : Kevin KAIN
1rst Assistant Director : Jean CRUTZEN
Producer : Yannis FAIDHERBE
Director of Photography : Quentin VAN HEMELRYCK
Camera Operator : Mathias DUCAJU
1rst Assistant Camera Operator : Salomé CORNET
Production Sound Mixer : Tom VAN DEN BROECK
Boom Operator : Sylvain DURANT
Editor : Gaétan HELA-HERNANDEZ
Sound Edit : Edouard JEANJEAN
Two characters that grow up and share each other's life, Max and Chloé, each confronted to grief thei own way, one stays in denial, and the other wants to forget too fast. Two tempers that will bond the story in a fluid and comprehensive manner.
Adrien LETARTRE stars as Max.
Sandrine DESMET stars as Chloé.
Some references, "Three Colors: Blue" by KIESLOWSKI, "Last Days" by VAN SANT. Their films are nothing but a simple description of a facet of reality but a thesis of death and grief.
Last Days : Gus VAN SANT
Farväl Falkenberg : Jesper GANSLANDT
Trois Couleurs : Bleu - Krzysztof KESLOWSKI
Cemetery of Splendour : Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL