How camels become lions

Lydia Rigaux

When camels become lions. Four episodes about a metamorphosis, four characters – Vincent, Renée, Alice and Robin – with their loved ones at a watershed moment in their lives, trying to find their place and freedom again. Lydia Rigaux’s first fiction film contrasts waiting with action, silences with long monologues, off- camera shots with bright lights. Will the useless beast of burden lost in a desert landscape manage to roar in its new territory?

Technical sheet


Belgium 2017 Colour HD, Dolby Stéréo (SR) 61’
Version originale : dutch, french, english, russian.
Subtitles : english
Script : Lydia Rigaux.
Photography : Dries Delputte.
Editing : Lydia Rigaux.
Sound : Matthias Hillegeer.
Casting : Els Deceukelier, Daan Stuyven, Anemone Valcke, Fien De Bruyne, Del ne Bafort, Isabelle De Hertogh, Baloji Tshiani.

Production & distribution : Emmy Oost (Cassette for timescapes).