THE DAKOTA FAMILY, 29:45 min, Color, Stereo, Germany, 2019
Born in 1984 from Belgium’s womb, Toni Hilgersson studied film editing at INRACI Brussels. Enamored of music and cinema, he combines those two passions and directs a lot of music videos, developing his particular universe. The Dakota family is his first short film.
A strange deathlike creature roams around grandpa Dakota. The patriarch knows it’s time to call on the members of his tribe. A family, his family, atypical and dismantled will then have to reunite. Will they arrive in time to share a last moment with their clan chief? The Dakota family is a poetic tale on family, grief, and above all, transmission.