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

– Wicked Queer (Boston LGBT FF), Queer Momenti (Zagreb LGBTQ FF), Journées Arts et Culture dans l’Enseignement Supérieur at University of Évry Val-d’Essonne (Higher Education Arts and Culture Festival, Évry, France), screening in the program La Mort au risque du réel by À bientôt, j’espère/Cinémathèque du documentaire (Grenoble, France), screening at Yale University Film and Media Studies Program Documentary Film Workshop, excerpt screening at Magic Hour at The Box by Duplex (NYC), screening at Cooke Foundation Scholars Weekend at the National Conference Center (Washington, DC), screening at DokuFest Future Is Here filmmaking program (Prizren, Kosovo)

– jury prize at Chéries-Chéris (Paris LGBTQ+ FF)

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

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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