Netherlands, Belgium | 107 MINUTES | Flemish, French | English subtitles
BEST EDITING DOCUMENTARY AWARD WINNER: NE ME QUITTE PAS
The Best Editing, Documentary Award goes to Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden for Ne Me Quitte Pas:
Left by his wife, Marcel falls into alcoholism and a
deep depression, with only his friend Bob, also an
alcoholic, to look after him. Their friendship captures
the frailty of the male ego and the natural
comedy borne from their candid conversations.
Ne Me Quitte Pas follows this downward spiral
of mid-life crisis in a tender, often humorous,
sometimes disturbing examination of the "crisis
of masculinity," alongside a mesmerizing exploration
of mundane rural existence.