Country: Belgium
Year: 2022
Duration: 80'

It’s been 7 years since non-binary director Nicky L. Lapierre told the troubled love story between Baby and Charlie. This story is the perfect starting point for a broader conversation on the creation of your own identity. It’s an experimental and non-conventional documentary, which combines fictional elements, real life images, personal experiences and unfiltered thoughts. The result is Astro: a queer and nostalgic road trip which doesn’t follow the traditional LGBTQI+ narratives, just like the lives of its two main characters.



Cinema Massimo - Sala Rondolino
Attending: Nicky Lisa Lapierre, director of Astro


film director

Nicky Lisa Lapierre

Nicky Lisa Lapierre studied at the La Cambre art school, Brussels. Together with the performer Nour Beetch, he co-founded the artistic duo HIRO. In his work he explores the concepts of intimacy, identity, fantasy, and limits, blurring together cinema, photography, lyrics and sounds. He directed the experimental films, Astro (2022), which debuted at Namur FIFF and at Pink Screens, and Old Stuff Never Dies (2023), co-directed by Nour Beetch.


& Credits

Sceneggiatura/Screenplay Nicky Lisa Lapierre
Montaggio/Editing Mathilde Bernet, Laureline Maurer
Fotografia/Photography Nicky Lisa Lapierre
Suono/Sound Ona Vidal Serra, Gian Lucas, Paul Levy, Jonathan Louvel
Musica/Music Guy Tournay
Interpreti/Cast Mara Taquin, Chloé Larrère, Jaskaran Brady, Beth Cohen, Natalia Naranjo
Produttore/Producer Boris Baum
Produzione/Production Les Films de la Récré
Distribuzione/Distribution Les Films de la Récré