The Belgian documentary filmmakers Mieke Struyve and Lotte Stoops have started work on a documentary about ageing in different cultures. They carry out their research in connection with the work and tours of Peeping Tom. After making a few first shots at the beginning of 2017, filming has begun in august of the same year. The documentary will be released in spring 2019.
Third Act follows the tours of Vader (Father) and Moeder (Mother) by Peeping Tom. The pieces reflect on themes such as old age, memories, the differences between generations, life and death. Struyve and Stoops travel around the world with the dance company, from Europe to Japan. They focus on Peeping Tom’s artists as well as on the extras that offer a local view on old age. Thus, the tours can be seen as a metaphor for a life’s journey. At the same time, the documentary offers a fascinating insight in the world of Peeping Tom, both on- and off-stage. The cinematographic approach and explicit details, inherently part of Peeping Tom, are also put forward in the documentary.
The documentary is produced by Savage Film / Bart Van Langendonck, who already created projects on other choreographers and dance companies, including Wim Vandekeybus, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Ann Van den Broeck and Mike Figgis. Partners that are helping to make this documentary possible include Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union, Canvas, Peeping Tom, Iota Productions, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Directors: Mieke Struyve and Lotte Stoops
Director of Photography: Johan Legraie
Sound: Jeanne Debarsy
Film editing: Dieter Diependaele
Production: Savage Film / Bart Van Langendonck
Coproduction: Peeping Tom, Iota Productions, CANVAS
Partners: Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.