Third ActLotte Stoops, Mieke Struyve
We all age, even the driving forces behind the theater and dance company Peeping Tom. Their trilogy Father, Mother, Child around the theme of family relations and the passing of time, is the topic of Third Act. The theme is also present in their lives off stage. Some actors are already quite old but have no plans to retire.
All the world’s a stage, but what if the curtain is about to close? Leo is 80 and travels around the world with the international dance and theater collective Peeping Tom. Being active, being creative and being in the company of young, energetic people keeps him young. In 'Father' he plays a man who is abandoned - dumped, you could say - by his son in a retirement home. Local seniors portray the other residents of the nursing home. For them being creative is an important part of their lives too. At home in Belgium, it is Leo's wife who is in an institution and is waiting for her husband. Leo will have to choose between taking care of his wife and slowing down on the one hand and living an active life on the other. How do you want to spend your final years? Will there be someone who cares for you? In 'Third Act' the stories from the performances are interwoven with the personal stories of the actors and the local extras. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the directors.
Directed by Lotte Stoops, Mieke Struyve
2018 79 min.
Lotte Stoops, Mieke Struyve
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