Bouli Lanners, the soft flayed

PORTRAIT – This Belgian actor and director is an outstanding storyteller. With shadow of a liehe made a singularly beautiful love film.

Bouli Lanners is like most of these directors that we meet since the Covid and whose films were shot ages ago. They come to doubt their reality. When we find him in a chic hotel in the 6and arrondissement, a few days before the release of Shadow of a Lie the Belgian filmmaker shares this strange feeling. “It’s weird, at times I have the impression that the film has already been seen… With the interviews, the meeting with the spectators, I plunge back into it. I saw him again the day before yesterday in Caen, for the first time with the public. I just wanted to check the sound, but I was nabbed by my movie. It had never happened to me.”

With Shadow of a Lie, feature film in English shot on the Isle of Lewis, in the north of Scotland, Bouli Lanners signs the most beautiful love story that we have seen on a screen for a long time. He wrote it and directed it. He also plays the leading role, alongside the superb Michelle Fairley, the Catelyn Stark…

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