The Extraordinary Life of Rocky

Publikumspreis Leuven International Short Film Fest 2010, Belgien

Saturday - 09/03/2011
10:30 PM - Freiluftkino 
Fiction / Het Bijzondere Leven Van Rocky De Vlaeminck / Belgium / 2010 / Language: Dutch / 14 Min.
Director: Kevin Meul

It seems Rocky was born on the wrong side of luck; all the people he loves die from a fatal accident. First his father, then his grandfather and every single time Rocky is at the centre of it all. He is like a magnet for misfortune. Rocky’s mom is bitter because she loses her husband and dad. She’s unable to comfort Rocky because she is not capable of dealing with her own grief. Celine’s cold attitude makes Rocky believe he’s the cause of all their misery. It’s with these delusional ideas that he grows older. Luckily, Rocky meets Angie, the love of his life. But Angie has her own problems .

In a comic way, “The extraordinary life of Rocky” sketches a psychologicalportrait of an unusual individual against the background of a piece of Belgian history. A modern fairy tale, about a lot of bad luck and a little bit of bliss.