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DOUBLE YOU DOUBLE YOU - 17 minutes 53
2019 / HD / color / 16/9
Extract 1'55
With the collaboration of Jennifer Teuwen
Film supported by Centre Vidéo de Bruxelles (CVB) ; l'Atelier Cinéma GSARA ; L'Aide à la création de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (C.C.A.P); HerculesLab - KASK School of Arts.
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Within a few years, through the practice of bodybuilding, Yukio Mishima, a Japanese writer, metamorphosed from a creator of words into a "creature of words." Charles Gaines, an American writer and journalist, compares the bodybuilder to a sculptor of his own flesh.

How does work, sport, cultural and sexual norms define one's body and identity? How do we determine our own image, and through which dilemmas do we go about to achieve this?

"Double You Double You" reenacts the stages of a bodybuilding competition. Jennifer Teuwen* is the only athlete to compete, and the camera is her only audience. The film stages the Scopic Drive - watching being watched endlessly - and offers a visual and auditory, sensuous and sensorial exploration of Jennifer's body.

* Jennifer is a Belgian professional bodybuilder, champion in the category of "Women's Physics," and the most muscular woman according to the IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding).

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Director's assistant : Maëlle Delaplanche
Director of photography : Vincent Pinckaers
Camera assistant : Jessica Champeaux
Sound engineer and editing : Bruno Schweisguth
Make-up artist : Anaïs Baivier
Extra and stage management : Clara Menissier
Editing : Laure Cottin Stefanelli
Foley : Elias Vervecken
Foley recording & mix : Raf Enckels
Color grading : Miléna Trivier - Bruits


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