Scene from the film The Position of the Resting Lion
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The Position of the Resting Lion

  • Belgium
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There is an art of dying, as there is an art of giving birth. At Topaz, an outpatient palliative care unit, Stéphane , Laura, and Anne are trying to live out the last days. This last journey, which we all will make one day, can become a work of art in the same way as a painting or a film. This is what Anne does, organizing her death as a gift to the people closest to her, joining theme together in a group she calls "the boat". Together with the members of the boat she shares moments both good ans bad, throughout her illness, from beginning to end. This may sum up what the film has set out to propose in turn, a boat for its viewers.


  • Original title
    La position du lion couché
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mary Jiménez
  • DOP
    Jorge Léon
  • Editing
    Mary Jiménez
  • Sound
    Gilles Laurent
  • Duration
    89 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Belgium
  • Colour
    • Colour
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