Balancing Act

  • Directed by : Perrine Michel
  • Duration : 99′
  • Produced by : Thomas Schmitt et Olivier Daunizeau (La Chambre aux fresques),  Hors Saison and Réel Factory
  • National Release : 18 march 2020


At the heart of a palliative care unit, a team of specialists accompanies people of varying ages on the path towards death. They strike a precarious balance between the patient, family members, and the pain medication and the patient’s state of mind.

In parallel with the medical dimension the human face and voice of the director are perceived. She too is accompanying her very ill mother on the path towards death. Four bodies use movement to cast light on this story of companionship.