A Dreamed Love by Arthur Gillet (BE, 2018, 71 min.)
As a child, Arthur is fascinated by the idyllic love story of his grandparents: a beautiful Congolese married to a Belgian settler. But shortly after the death of his grandmother, the young director discovers family archives that jostle his childhood memories.
Arthur Gillet (°1987) is a Belgian screenwriter and film director. For the past five years, most of his work has revolved around the memory of the Belgian colonial past. Today based in Brussels, he divides his time between the RTBF (Belgian television) and his own projects. At a very young age he attended the theater academy. In 2006 he made his first encounter with cinema at the Cours Florent in Paris. His interest then turns to writing and cinema. Arthur Gillet is studying for two years at the IAD in Belgium, where his interest shifts towards documentary film. He is also involved in the theatrical scene as a playwright and director (“Les Illusions Modernes” in 2009). Between 2008 and 2012, it is through encounters that he forges his knowledge and experience. He resumed studies at the Institute of Higher Studies of Social Communications in Brussels, where he graduated in 2012. The same year, he directed and produced a short fiction film “Le radis”. In 2018 he finished his first feature-length documentary “Un amour rêvé” which will be awarded the documentary public prize at the Namur International Francophone Film Festival in October of the same year.