Liam (As Long as it Would Take to Live It) - 2018

Liam (As Long as it Would Take to Live It) - 2018

Just after a young filmmaker moves to France, his best friend dies back in the US. Through documentary, performance, and animation, a ghostly portrait emerges, prompting him to question his relationships with his parents and his boyfriend in Paris.

– directed by Isidore Bethel / produced by Anne-Laure Berteau / edited by Sandie Bompar

– 70 minutes, Alice Films, Because the night productions

– jury prize at Chéries-Chéris (Paris’ LGBTQ+ Film Festival), Wicked Queer (Boston LGBT Film Festival), Queer Momenti (Zagreb’s LGBTQ Film Festival), Higher Education Arts and Culture Festival (France)

– with support from the Institut Français (Hors les murs), the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Fondation Lagardère

– April 7, 2018 in Boston at the Brattle Theater
– April 9, 2018 in New Haven at Yale University
– November 23, 2018 at 7:30pm in Paris at the mk2 Beaubourg
– February 25, 2019 at 7pm at Kino Europa
– April 2, 2019 at 2:30pm at the University of Évry Val-d’Essonne
– June 22 (8pm) and June 23 (3pm), 2019 at The Box, New York (excerpts)
– August 1 (9:30pm), 2019 at the Cooke Foundation Scholars Weekend, National Conference Center (Washington, DC)
– Fall 2019 streaming on Tënk

queerguru: “Bethel is most definitely a very talented cinematic voice.”
Reviews by Amos Lassen: “When a young person dies, it is difficult to deal with and if it is someone we love, it is that harder to understand. This is what we face in this brilliant new film by Isidore Bethel.”
Tënk: A “documentary that’s universal for how it questions grief and powerful for its analysis of the legacies that survivors bear.”


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