Life in the Woods

A film by François Pirot, 2021

Genre: Comedy

Languages: French

Subtitles: English

Format: HD

Sound: 5.1

Duration: 100 min

Countries: Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland.

Year: 2021



While his family and his job particularly solicit him, Mathieu, without warning, sinks into the forest and stays there. Faced with this radical takeover and the lack it implies, his family, jostled, will be confronted with themselves and their choices.



Director: François Pirot

Screenplay: François Pirot

Image: Florian Berutti

Sound: Carlo Thoss

Production Designer: Igor Gabriel et Paul Rouschop

Costumes: Catherine Marchand

Make-up: Véronique Dubray

Editing: Nicolas Rumpl



Cast: Jérémie Renier, Suzanne Clément, Samir Guesmi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jackie Berroyer.


Produced by Tarantula Belgique, Tarantula Luxembourg and Box Productions (CH).



François Pirot, leading author of the Belgian cinema, has co-written “Private Lessons” and “Private Property” of Joachim Lafosse, wich writting qualities have pleased both the critic and the public. He has also directed several short films which “Retraite”, multi-award-winning in the most prestigious festivals and broadcast on Arte. In 2012, he gets noticed at Locarno with “Mobile Home”, his first feature film, already produced by Tarantula. After the documentary “Eurovillage”, he is directing his second feature film “Life in the Woods” and a short film “The Fires”.