14. - 18. NOVEMBER 2018



Wednesday 24. 19.00 // Bío Paradís, Hverfisgata, 101 RVK. // English // 74 minutes


Tickets for this show can be bought via www.tix.is for 1600 ISK. This show is also included in the five show festival pass – more info at www.tix.is.


Under Influence is a fiction feature film portraying the mysterious and psychotic journey of the actress Julia Gordon, who frenetically turns her imagination into a living world away from the humdrum existence of her contemporaries. Frustrated by the character that she is playing in a new motion picture titled Being Kate Winslet, Julia Gordon finds comfort under the influence of charismatic classic film characters – which she repetitively turns into.

Under Influence is shaped like a maze of real and naturalistic events, of series of cuts, of shifts and collisions between the real world and fictional ones, of complete imaginary and fantastic situations, of visualization of thoughts, of mental associations, of wishes and fantasies that swirl through the mind of an actress who conveys her dreams to us. The plot being the point of entry into a kaleidoscopic experience of identity and of cinema in the way of a visual, auditory and physical journey.




Written, directed & produced by: Sidney Leoni

Starring: Halla Ólafsdóttir, Christine de Smedt, Steven Wendt, Mariana My Suikkanen Gomes, Alexandra Cismondi, Elias Girod, Sidney Leoni, Zoë Poluch, Manon Santkin

Cinematography: Hoang-Son Doan

Music by: Jonathan Uliel Saldanha

Costume design: Marie Davin

Film editing: Denis Leborgne

Sound editing & sound mixing: Raphaël Hénard

Hand shadow puppetry: Steven Wendt 

Color grading: Paul Millot, Cobalt Films

Executive production: Hiros

Production designers: Ruben Desiere, Estelle Gautier, Luis Miguel Félix, Adrien Monfleur, Kevin Trappeniers

First assistant camera: Alexandre Cabanne

2nd first assistants camera: Charlotte Marchal, Ada Detraz

Grip: Brendan Senden, Pierre Schoenstein

Sound engineer: Aida Merghoub

Sound 1st assistant: Lucas Lebart

Sound 2nd assistant: Alban Cayrol

Script supervisor: Estelle Gautier

Set decorator, paper artworks: Sidney Leoni

Additional Couture clothing: Jadis Collection by Loic Barbarroux

Costumers: Sidney Leoni, Marine Vanhaesendonck

Hair & Make up: The cast, Marie Davin, Sidney Leoni

Painter: René Leoni

Film set photographer: Thomas Cartron

Additional cast: Estelle Gautier, Emma Kim Hagdahl, Michael Helland, Miles Madison, Ula Sickle

Extras: Helga Baert, Amandine Bigot, Billy Bultheel, Alexandre Cabanne, Thomas Cartron, Jenthe Coenen, Ludwig Dieleman, Fanny Evers, François Geslin, Marie Gob, Julie Gouju, Arya Honarmand, Surya Ibrahim, Louise Lanckmans, Alice Lapalu, Johan Leclercq, Bart De Leeuw, Martin Lervik, Carlos Lopez, Tamara Maes, Enad Marouf, Mara Mathyssens, Aïda Merghoub, Paul De Mont, Alex Pauwels, Matthieu Peyrand, Rudy Rillaerts, Anika Ruisch, Coline & Laurent Toulouse, Matthieu Triolet, Evelien Van De Velde.

Technical director for live screening: Akim Troch

French subtitles: Stéphanie Gauthier

Camera, lenses & equipment: BFC Rental, Eye Lite, Key Grip Systems

Sound equipment: AD HOC Sound Services

Final Sound Mix at: DojoMix Studio


Administrative support: Interim Kultur (se)

Supported by: Montévideo contemporary art center (Marseille), Centre Culturel Jacques Franck (Brussels), Stockholm University of the Arts, PACT Zollverein (Essen)

Co-productions for live screenings: Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Dansens Hus (Stockholm), Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk)

With the financial support of: the Flemish Community, City of Stockholm, the Swedish Arts Council

Special thanks to: Abbaye de Villers, Brasserie Du Gourmet, City of Brussels, Commune de Forest, Foodmaker, Gare de Genval, Gîte Du Chenêlet, KVS, Narafi, Luca School of Arts, OR, Potemkine bar, Scouts en Gidsen Sint-Hubertus LDK, Sipwell, Taxis Verts, Vedett.

Duration: 74 min.