A home movie

A tale, it’s a family story. It is well known, families are always making a fuss.

It is a story of family with a brother, a sister, an absentee father and a devouring mother. There is my two children, my wife, and a man who plays the father. And me, I tell this story, in my own way.

In this adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, the famous Grimm tale, children grow and change, and move from childhood to adolescence during the three years on which the shooting took place.

“A tale”, these are eternal questions asked once again: how to grow? How to become an adult?

A tale, it is also an old story: that of violence against children, in a world where there is hunger. Unfortunately, this classic tale resonates strongly in our world today…

Simon Gillet