Les enfants de Sisyphe (The children of Sisyphus)

Dir: Didier Minne
Prod: Kinodoc – Wallonie Image Production (Belgium)
HDcam (1.78) - 56’ – colour – 2012

This film is an encounter with the daily life of children with autism or psychosis. It is a glimpse, from the inside, of a world that has rarely been observed so freely, and for such a long time. Over an entire year in a day-care centre in the South of Belgium, we share in the children's evolution and regression, experience their moments of joy and grief. During the long preparation that precedes the moment when one of the kids leaves the centre to attend school, we come to see that the caregivers are torn between their pride in his achievements, and their apprehension to let him go.


  • Biennale du Film d'Action Sociale (Paris - France) 2013 – Best First Feature Prize 

Festivals selections:

  • Festival Traces de Vies (Clermont-Ferrand - France) 2012
  • Festival de science et cinema "A nous de voir" (Oullin - France) 2012
  • London International Film Festival (London - United Kingdom) 2012