’François’ constitutes, along with the film ’Johan’, a purely documentary portrait of patients with aphasia. François, a middle-aged man, suffers from aphasia – memory lapses – and he has trouble finding the right words for simple expressions. In order to train his memory he undergoes various treatments in a hospital, among them speech therapy. During one of these sessions Augustijnen is present with his camera, filming François who keeps chattering incessantly to fill the gaps in his memory. The editing accentuates the unfocused and stammering line of thought of the aphasia patient.

  • Format DVCAM(DVCAM)
  • Color system PAL
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  • Year 2003
  • Duration 00:22:50
  • Languageinfo
    Subtitles: French, English UK
    Spoken: Dutch/ Flemish
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