The Sleep of the Amazons
a film by Bérangère McNeese
25 min - 2015 - Belgium
Camille, 18, has an affair with her French teacher. Excluded from her community, she runs away. She meets Lena, who takes her under her wing. It’s not the first time Lena rescues birds fallen from the nest, straight down to the sidewalk: at her house, they are already four. They form a tribe, a family so close that everything is shared. The rest of the world is their playground, and often their enemy. They sometimes rebel themselves just for the sake of rebellion, and fight battles just for the sake of being at war. Because being at war avoids having to think about reconstruction, once peace has come.
Berangere McNeese is Belgian and American, born and raised in Brussels, and now living in Paris. She has been working as an actress ever since she was 8 years old, in numerous shorts and feature films, and owns a degree in Journalism. "The sleep of the amazons" is her first film as a director and screenwriter.
CrewDirected and produced by: Bérangère McNeese
Cast: Sophie BREYER, Stéphane CAILLARD, Judith WILLIQUET, Lou BOHRINGER, Olivia SMETS