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INTI is the ancient Inca-word for sun: as for life in general, light is quintessential for film.
INTI FILMS is an Belgian independent production company, founded in 1993, which focusses on the production of creative documentaries and director's films with a trans-national relevance and for an international market.
Seventeen year old Mamebou lives in the last house in a dead-end street in Brussels. When he was twelve, he first collided with law and justice. Ever since, Mamebou is struggling to give his life meaning. But his drug addiction, poverty, and a negative self-image prevent him from getting his life back on track. His family and society as a whole seem incapable to provide a solution to his standstill. Mamebou’s perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as he is seeking a way to escape his cul-de-sac. L’île déserte is an uncompromising but intimate dark portrait of a youngster trying to cope with his destiny.
Genre: Creative documentary
Format: 16:9 / Colour
Lenght: 55 minutes
Orginal language: French, Dutch
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Writer: Steve Thielemans
Director: Steve Thielemans
With the support of: VAF-Wild Card (Flemish Film Fund)