Life to Come
Directed by Claudio Capana
Belgium | 76 min. | French (English subtitled)
At a neonatal ward mother Laurence and her very premature twins fight an exhausting and intense battle: a fight for survival. Life to Come is an intimate portrait of a life full of hope for improvement, fatigue, frustration and fear of death. It is a movie which shows a lot, but also raises questions about life in its early stages and what it means for children and parents.
The twins Eden and Leandro are born prematurely, after less than 6 months of pregnancy. From their first hours of life, they are forced to fight alongside their mother Laurence in a modern neonatal ward. Surrounded by tubes and machines, but also by a concerned medical group, the young ones try to overcome major problems – which they have, among other things, with their breathing and internal bleeding.
Like an intimate guardian of Eden and Leandro's life, Life to Come tells a story with tremendous empathy and from a surprising point of view of premature twins in all their fragility. Filmmaker Claudio Capanna – himself born prematurely – offers an intimate glimpse into the neonatology department of the Brussels Erasme Hospital.
Director Claudio Capana
Production company Stenola Productions
Editing Christophe Evrard
Producer Anton Iffland Stettner, Bram Crols, Mark Daems
Cinematography Tristan Galand
Music Ine Eysermans (Amatorski)