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Wim Vandekeybus

Wim Vandekeybus

Wim Vandekeybus (b. 1963, Herenthout, Belgium) is a Belgian multimedia artist whose choreography, photography, and shows are repeatedly awarded on the domestic scene and abroad. At 23 he founded Ultima Vez, a company that developed a pivotal organization for sponsoring original dance projects. After a series of varied-length films that were originally part of adaptations of his stage shows (Mountains Made of Barking, 1994; Dust, 1996; The Last Words, 1999; In Spite of Wishing and Waiting, 2002; Blush, 2005; Monkey Sandwich, 2011), he launched into the filming of his feature debut Galloping Mind (2015). The director’s passion for finding new forms, so characteristic of his work, here finds expression in the elliptically narrated, layered drama about (in)dependence and the genetic stigmas that mar the lives of the five central characters.

Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016

Selected filmography

see also: Directors, Scriptwriters