Beyond the walls

A film by David Lambert, 2012

Genre: Drama

Languages: French

Subtitles: Dutch or English

Format: 2.40 / 16/9

Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

Running Time: 95 min

Countries: Belgique, Canada, France

Year: 2012




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Paulo, a young pianist living an ambivalent life with Anka, meets Ilir, a loner bass player. It’s love at first sight and they start living on love alone. The day Paulo promises to love him for life, Ilir leaves town for a concert, and never comes back…



Scénario et réalisation: David Lambert

Image: Matthieu Poirot Delpech (AFC)
Montage:Hélène Girard
Son: Jean-Sébastien Roy, Quentin Colette, Benoit Biral, Patrick Hubart

Musique Originale:Valleys
Décors: Sébastien Autphenne
Costumes: Sabine Zappitelli

Maquillage: Joan Patricia Parris




Ilir: Guillaume Gouix

Paulo: Matila Malliarakis
Anka: Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin
Grégoire: David Salles


Produced by Jean-Yves Roubin (Frakas Productions – BE), Daniel Morin (Boréal Films – CA), Jérôme Dopffer (Les Productions Balthazar – FR)


Ventes internationales: Films Boutique


Matila Malliarakis & Guillaume Gouix - ©Matthieu Poirot-Delpech
Matila Malliarakis est Paulo - ©Matthieu Poirot-Delpech
Guillaume Gouix est Ilir - ©Matthieu Poirot-Delpech
Ilir & Paulo - ©Matthieu Poirot-Delpech
Matila Malliarakis & David Salles - ©Matthieu Poirot-Delpech
Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin & Matila Malliarakis - ©Sylvie Rasquinet


Cannes Film Festival 2012
Semaine de la critique

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Seville European Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Namur Film Festival



Born in 1974 in the Ardennes of Belgium, David Lambert is a graduate in Language and Roman Literature

from Liege University, he then acts as drama-playwright, to lead towards staging. He becomes scriptwriter when he reaches thirty. For two years, he gets involved in a children TV show on RTBF, «Ici Blabla », then collaborates on many feature film scripts with French and Belgium directors. The last film, « La régate », was released in 2010. He was also co-writer on Delphine Noels’s film « Post partum» with Mélanie Doutey and Jalil Lespert, the shooting ended this spring. His first short film « Vivre encore un peu… » was selected at the Locarno International Film Festival and over 50 other festivals as well, and won over 10 prices. “Beyond the walls” is his first feature film, “I am yours” his second film, is currently in development.





“the director’s probing work with the actors suggests he’s someone worth watching.”

David Rooney / The Hollywood Reporter