Suzan Noesen

Luxembourg, 2019 / 25 min / Luxembourgish original version with English subt. / Fiction

Collaboration Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain
Director Suzan Noesen will be attending

A personal look at intergenerational cohabitation

Back in Luxembourg after years of working and studying abroad, Suzan Noesen moves in with her grandmother in the old family farmhouse in a small Luxembourgish village after failing to find affordable accommodation and studio space elsewhere. The two end up living in a creative shared living space - with all that this entails. Two contrasting mentalities emerge: the grandmother’s more rigid approach and the supposedly more open nature of her granddaughter. This opposition is explained by the women’s different experiences of work and the female condition, despite being motivated by identical human desires.

The true protagonists of the film, in addition to the women, are the actions and rituals that structure their day. The film is divided into four chapters, marked by the rhythm of daily activity - talking in the kitchen, eating meals together, discussing the need to put flowers on grandfather’s grave. Livre d'heures is a film about intergenerational difference, about identity, about the interdependence of two women and their individual dependence on time.

Financed by Filmfund Luxembourg „Carte Blanche“ and OEuvre National de Secours Grand-Duchesse Charlotte - Fonds stART-up

Fri 08/03 18:30 Ciné Utopia LU OV with EN subt. Public
Cast & Credits
Yvonne Noesen-Ries, Suzan Noesen, Alina Faber, Yannis Meys
Suzan Noesen
Oliver Waldbillig
Pia Dumont
Directeur de la photo 
Amandine Klee
Bruno Schweisguth
Michèle Tonteling
Georges Goerens, Nuria Bonet, Suzan Noesen
Suzan Noesen
Suzan Noesen

Suzan Noesen is a Luxembourg-based multidisciplinary artist who has previously worked in Berlin and Leipzig. Active on the art scene since 2011, her practice is focused on drawing, painting, singing, installation, text, photography, and performance. She instigated and organised a series of group exhibitions between 2007 and 2017.

  • 2018 – Livre d‘heures (short)