‘Aan Louise’ was filmed around midnight on New Year’s Eve 2014.
It commemorates the First World War by following the correspondence between two Belgian soldiers, George and Jules, at the Front Line to their sweetheart Louise. The sounds of fireworks create an eerie echo across the hundred year divide.
For those of you that don’t understand Dutch the messages are very warm but formal, largely concerning the exchange of postcards and pictures of each other. Gradually, however, you sense an underlying desperation emerging, and Jules eventually states that Louise could not imagine what they were going through at the Front.