YOU GO TO MY HEAD
directed by Dimitri de Clercq
Her mind was the most erotic part of her body.
In a desolate stretch of the Sahara, a mysterious car accident leaves a young woman lost and alone. Jake, a reclusive architect, finds her unconscious. He drives her to the nearest doctor, to discover that she’s suffering from post-traumatic amnesia. Intoxicated by the woman’s beauty, Jake claims to be her husband. He names her Kitty and takes her to his remote desert home to recuperate. As Kitty struggles to come to grips with who she is, Jake invents an elaborate life they can share – the life he has always yearned for. Little by little, Kitty begins to fall in love with him. But when shreds of her past begin to surface, Jake increasingly lives in fear of losing the love of his life.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2017 - France/Germany/Belgium - 116min
ORIGINAL TITLE YOU GO TO MY HEAD
CAST Delfine Bafort, Svetozar Cvetkovic
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE English (French, Flemish and Berber)
PRODUCED BY CRM-114, The Terminal
Producer turned filmmaker, DIMITRI DE CLERCQ began his producing career working with directors Mathieu Kassovitz (Café au Lait), Alain Robbe-Grillet (The Blue Villa) and Raúl Ruiz (The Golden Boat, Time Regained and Savage Souls). In 1993 he won an International Emmy Award for producing Ray Müller’s controversial documentary The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl. A native Belgian, de Clercq grew up in the Middle East before majoring in film direction and production at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2002 he started his own production company, CRM-114, named in homage to filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. De Clercq’s fascination with the desert led him to produce several award-winning films set in desolate environments, including Afghan writer-director Atiq Rahimi’s Earth and Ashes (2005) and Iraqi director Mohamed Al-Daradji’s Son of Babylon (2009). The sepia-hued, parched wilderness of the desert was also a key inspiration for YOU GO TO MY HEAD, de Clercq’s feature film directorial debut.
CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 - Official Competition