Manu is a strikingly unique and touching documentary portrait of a very singular, uncompromising and creative character, the Belgian film director Manu Bonmariage. The film travels through his life and works, intimately captured by his daughter Emmanuelle. A playful declaration of love to documentary filmmaking and humanity between a father and a daughter, Manu is an uplifting celebration of an endlessly curious mind in the midst of an illness slowly affecting his memory.
- IDFA (2018)
- FIFF Namur (2018)
Emmanuelle Bonmariage is a trained actress. She started out moving between cinema and theatre, playing her first roles in short films, like Mon papa d’Amérique by Daniel Hiquet. She also held small roles in television and feature films and often took part in acting work directed by Benoît Lamy at the IAD Film School.
She has also lent her voice to radio news broadcasts at the RTBF (Belgian Teleradio). For several years, she acted in various youth theatre companies. Some of these plays toured for several seasons in Belgium, France and Switzerland. At the same time, she participated in stage writing workshops led by Louis Dominique Lavigne, Veronike Mabardi and Luc Jabon.