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How camels become lions

Directed by Lydia Rigaux, 2017

Main Info

Feature film, Belgium
61', DCP, Dolby 5.1, Colour


HOW CAMELS BECOME LIONS depicts the urge to find freedom.

Through 4 episodes we see 4 family members in a moment when they are tired of being a camel, as a beast of burden. They realize their tasks are meaningless and find themselves in a spiritual desert.

The camel wants to become a lion. A spirit that fights against the false values in order to find his own place, his own freedom. Vincent, Renée, Alice and Robin are searching for the strength to undergo this transformation.


Watch now on Universciné!
(Belgium territory)


Twee Vlaamse films in première op FIDMarseille


Press Kit


Written and directed by Lydia Rigaux

Produced by Emmy Oost for Cassette for timescapes

With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Telenet, Stad Gent, Flanders Image, Vlaamsefilm.be

Director of photography Dries Delputte

Sound Engineer Matthias Hillegeer

Editor Lydia Rigaux

Cast Isabelle De Hertogh as Robin, Baloji Tshiani as Bash, Delfine Bafort as Alice, Els Deceukelier as Renée, Daan Stuyven as Vincent


Best Belgian Film Brussels Independent Film Festival


FID Marseille World premiere, section 'Ecran parallèles'