Caroline Strubbe (1965) started her filmstudies at the ‘Escuela Cinematografica de Barcelona’ and continued them at the ‘IAD’ in Louvain-La-Neuve. At the end of her studies, she produced the theatre play Le garçon d’appartement by Gérard Lauzier. Meanwhile she co-directed acclaimed documentaries ‘Une mouche dans la salade’, ‘Shocking Manjira and the cardboard box’ and ‘Un portrait de la Belgique’, shown on Arte. With her first short fiction film ‘Melanomen’, Caroline won several awards, including the filmfestivals of Oberhausen, Krakow and Figuera da Foz. Two years later her silent mid-feature ‘Taxi Dancer’ received a special mention at the Sundance filmfestival.
The screenplay of her feature film debut ‘Lost Persons Area’ was selected for Cinemart in Rotterdam and the Berlinale Coproduction Market. The feature film was selected for the Critic’s Week in Cannes 2009 and won the SACD prize for best script. The film went on to get selected for the Lux Prize 2009 and was shown at more than 40 international festivals including Karlovy Vary, Warsaw, Rome, San Paolo and Rotterdam. In 2013 she presented ‘I’m the same I’m an other’ at Toronto International Film Festival. This second film of the Lost Persons trilogy was selected at several international film festivals like Valladolid and Les Arcs. Both films were presented at the MoMA in New York. Currently Caroline is working on her third film ‘Trying to forget to remember’