Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Tels Quels Film Festival - Interview with Laura Neri

This weekend, the 26th edition of Belgium's LGBT Film Festival kicks off. ESJ met with Brussels-born director Laura Neri, whose film Kill The Habit is set to screen on Saturday evening.

Kill The Habit is a dark comedy about three women trying to dump a body. The main character, Galia, finds herself in a bind after killing her unscrupulous drug dealer Lyle and calls on her long-suffering best friend Soti to help her out. The girls must find a way to cooperate long enough to avoid arrest and dump the body somewhere safe…

Writer, director and producer Laura Neri did a BA in Film Analysis and Screenwriting at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and then went on to do an MFA in Film Production at the USC's School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. She has written and directed several short films which have screened at festivals worldwide, including "A Kiss on the Nose” which won over 15 awards.

Kill the Habit, which Laura wrote, directed and produced, is her first feature film and has screened at the Mexico Film Festival, Cinequest and the BFI LGBT Film Festival in London. On Saturday February 4th, at 9pm, Kill The Habit has its Belgian premiere at Vendome.