Belle de nuit, Grisélidis Réal selfportrait

Grisélidis Réal is a meteor. Swiss-born « bourgeoise » and prostitute, marijuana trafficker, inmate, she becomes in the 70s "the revolutionary whore". She paints, draws and writes, inventing her life at every moment, in a dazzling career. Images fictional, texts, drawings, extracts, manuscripts, photographs, historical archives, interviews, weave the portrait of a rebel and an authentic writer.

Marie-Eve de Grave, Belgium, 2016, HDV, Format diffusion : 1.77 (HDV 16:9), 74 minutes

Griselidis Real is a meteor.
Her life is worth a novel
She was a prostitute in the brothels in Munich, flirting with black G.I.s
She sold marijuana. She went to jail.
In the 70s, she became The revolutionnary hooker
She wrote: Protitution is Art, it's a Science and a humanism as well
She was consumed with passionate love. Her clients were too.
Griselidis painted, she drew and wrote the life she was inventing for herself all the time.
Everything with her becomes precious, passionate, fascinating, overwhelming, crazy.
Griselidis is rebellion. She is the wild woman who goes through the night screaming, dressed up, made up, sublime.
The film dives in her writings, and tells the dazzling life of an extraordinary woman. Fictional images, inspired by her texts, drawings, excerpts, manuscripts, photographs, historical archives, interviews, intertwine and eventually draw the fragmented and plural portrait of a beautiful rebel who unveils a real writer.

Directed by: Marie-Eve de Grave
Screenplay: Marie -Eve de Grave
Photography: Jorge Piquer Rodriguez, Sébastien Koeppel
Sound: Ludovic Van Paschterbeke
Image editing: Simon Arazi
Sound editing: Cyril Mossé
Mixing: Laurent Martin
Languages: FR
Subtitles: EN
Available formats: DCP, Digital
With: Griselidis Réal, Yves Pagès
Production: On Move Productions (Françoise Hoste)
Coproduction: CBA, Centre du Cinéma de la FWB, Bourse Brouillon d'un rêve de la Scam, Tax Shelter, Graphoui, Procirep (France).
Festival promotion: CBA - promo@cbadoc.be
Sales (interlational distribution): Thierry Detaille - ventes.cbawip.sales@gmail.com

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Arts & Culture, Latest movies, Alternatives and Commitment, Documentary genres, Countries and continents, Drugs, Europe, People & characters, Griselidis Real, Health, Society, Illness, Drugs, Literature, Yves Pagès, Painting, Character driven films, Portrait, Feminism, 2016, Prostitution, Suisse