BEYOND THE SEA Short Film Competition


International Premiere

Screens as part of SHORTS PROGRAM: LIVE ACTION 1

Lady Casca, a drag queen in her sixties, is about to go on stage at her cabaret for the last time. The next day, retirement by the sea awaits her. But her son Thomas, whom she has not seen for a long time, interrupts the festivities.

Hippolyte Leibovici is a Franco-Belgian film director. At the age of 18, he began studying film directing. His first success was with the documentary MOTHER’S, which won close to 40 film festival awards and the Magritte for Best Short Documentary. In 2023, he directed BEYOND THE SEA, a musical comedy.

Laurent Denis
Cookies Films


Country: Belgium

Year: 2023

Director: Hippolyte Leibovici

Screenwriters: Hippolyte Leibovici, Flore Krivine

Producers: Laurent Denis, Jonathan Hazan

Executive Producer: Laurent Denis

Director of Photography: Julien De Keukeleire

Editor: Simon Bart

Production Designer: Katleen Abraham

Costume Designer: Jackie Tadéoni

Music: Romain Zante

Cast/Featuring: Jean-Michel Vovk, Thomas Mustin, Constance Gay, Francisco Schuster, Stéphane Excoffier

Running Time (minutes): 26

Language: French