Sybille, a divorced mother, can’t stand watching her teenage son Samuel slip into a violent and meaningless life. She is also struggling with her own demons, past and present. As a last resort, she takes Samuel on a long journey across Kyrgyzstan. Accompanied only by their two horses, mother and son face the magnificent yet hostile natural environment, its dangers, its rewards, its people and above all each other.
"When I finished reading Laurent Mauvignier’s novel, I could not stop wondering if the journey I had just experienced was not one I should make with my own mother. I’m 42 years old and for the first time I felt that urge. I did not feel the immediate desire to adapt the book, perhaps it was too intimate. Would I dare go there? /.../ My producers and I discovered that we all shared a firm belief that this journey should not only be my own, but a journey for everyone … whether mother or son." (Joachim Lafosse)
Born in 1975 in Uccle, Belgium. Graduated from the IAD (Institut des arts de diffusion) in Louvain-la-Neuve. In 2006 Lafosse released his third feature, Private Property, which screened in the competitive section of the Venice Film Festival. His next film, Our Children, competed in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes in 2012, and After Love screened in the Directors' Fortnight at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.