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When Alice's ex-boyfriend dies in a car accident, she's unexpectedly confronted with her six-year-old son, whom she had abandoned at birth. His presence not only threatens her routine existence as a luxury escort but also exposes strongly suppressed emotions. Doubt strikes again. Will she be able to be a mother this time?

‘Past Imperfect' tells the touching but heartwarming story of Alice and Robin. Divided between the fear of intimacy and the desire for security, Alice tries to take on her role as a parent. But what does the tie of blood mean in the absence of a shared past? Can love win over fear? A deeply human portrait of two lost souls, of the destabilizing but also tender battle to find each other and oneself.


Director & Writer: Nathalie Teirlinck
With: Evelyne Brochu, Eriq Ebouaney, Zuri François, Johan Leysen, Arieh Worthalter, Johan Heldenbergh, Guillaume Duhesme
Producers: Xavier Rombaut & Bart Van Langendonck - SAVAGE FILM (BE)
Co-producers: Peter Bouckaert - EYEWORKS (BE), Sander Verdonck & Denis Wigman - CTM PICTURES (NL), Pernille M. Skydsgaard - 41SHADOWS (DK)
Cinematographer: Frank van den Eeden
Production designer: Charlotte Bech
Editors: Morten Egholm & Frederik Strunk
Consulting editor: Molly M. Stensgaard
With the support of: The Creative Europe program of the E.U., Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Danish Film Institute, Centre du Cinéma et de l'audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Eurimages and the Belgian tax shelter system for film financing
In association with: Telenet, DR
Sales Agent: Attraction Distribution
Genre: Psychological drama
This project was developed through the EAVE producers workshop and was awarded the Eurimages Co-production Development Award at Cinemart 2015.


February 8, 2017 (Belgium)


Filmfestival Oostende (Belgium, 2016)
Cinequest (USA, 2017) 


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