On the shore of a foggy lake 17-year-old Sea finds a mysterious medallion. It is the start of a journey around the world. Sea is led by unexpected twists and enigmatic signs, discovering the irreversible connection between her encounters and the magical places that she finds on her way. While traveling through life as if it were an adventure, and being confronted with herself in a brutal way, she recognizes people and places she couldn't have known, as if she were traveling back to the decisive moments of a past life.
"Portable Life" tells the story of the physical and mental journey of a young woman, through parallel worlds and different times in which people seem to be connected inextricably to one another.
"Portable Life" is a contemporary roadmovie with an international cast and crew, set in Belgium, Netherlands, France, South Africa, Indonesia and Syria and photographed by the American DOP Christopher Gallo.
Director & writer: Fleur Boonman
With: Ella-June Henrard, Rutger Hauer and David Ramaekers
Photography: Christopher Gallo
Editor: Vava Stojadinovic
Music Composer: Igor Paszkiewicz
With the support of: the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) and the Netherlands Film Fund
In collaboration with: Vlaams-Nederlands Huis 'De Buren', CC Dommelhof/Neerpelt, Troubleyn/Jan Fabre, Luc Tuymans
Distribution: BFD (Benelux)
Belgian release at the Oostend Film Festival (Belgium) on September 21, 2011
Film Festival Oostende (Belgium, 2011)
Film Festival Munster (Germany, 2011)
Cinémondes Festival International du Film Indépendant de Lille - award: Prix d'Etudiants (France, 2012)