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Once Upon a Time


In a park, David, a young Jewish medicine student, who has recently lost his father, remembers the wise words of Anne Frank he left him: look at all the beautiful things that surround you and be happy by making others happy.
But when David’s terrible fear of dogs makes him run into a new area of the park, he discovers or does he dream? a beautiful desperate princess.
She’s inconsolable because of a terrible message she got about her fiancé.
And yet the sun is shining and David would love to make her laugh, to provoke a break in her sorrow for a few moments.
But while he trusts easily people, the princess has been raised in a world of mistrust towards others and his envy to interfere with her life, will bring him in such an awkward situation that he only ends up to meet his goal, in despite of himself.

Information for the Audience: 

Perhaps this short movie can bring us, the public,  back on track of our humanist beliefs : it is a nice feeling to spend energy on making somebody "unknown"  else, happy even for a very short time.

Screenings / Awards: 

Semi-finalist  International Film festival of Moscou

Finalist - Calcutta International Cult Film Festival

Finalist - Near Nazareth Film festival (Afula- Israel)

Information for theatres: 

This short movie  has a fairy-tale title, but spare a moment to pour some sunshine over somebody's day doesn't realy need Princes and Princesses to become possible.

This film was written and directed by Annick Christiaens and produced by Wim Coryn, Wild Cherry Pictures. 

The beautiful princess is played by Romy Van Renterghem and the innocent boy by Joren Seldeslachs, the Russian father by the half Russian actor Eric Godon. 

Distribution budget: 
Directed by: 
Annick Christiaens
Writing credits: 
Annick Christiaens
Romy Van Renthergem ( ROMY) Joren Seldeslachts ( DAVID) Eric Godon ( Father of Romy)
Produced by: 
Music by: 
Cinematography by: 
Oscar Spierenburg
Film Editing by: 
Annick Christiaens and Oscar Spierenburg
Casting by: 
Annick Christiaens
Production Design by: 
Annick Christiaens
Art Direction by: 
Annick Christiaens
Set Decoration by: 
Annick Christiaens
Costume Design by: 
Annick Christiaens
Makeup Department: 
Muriel Vercruysse
Production Management: 
Wim Coryn
Other crew: 
First assistent : Veerle Van der Veken Sound : Dimitri Daggelinckx Focus Puller : Jelle Jansens
Release Date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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