Felix van Groeningen
Felix van Groeningen (b. 1977, Ghent, Belgium) studied visual arts at KASK School of Arts in Ghent, graduating in 2002. He enjoyed huge success with The Unfortunates (De helaasheid der dingen, 2009), both at home and at the Istanbul IFF where it won the highest award, the grand prize Golden Tulip; the film was also seen by KVIFF audiences in 2010. His previous four feature titles, including his debut Steve + Sky (2004) andWith Friends Like These (Dagen zonder lief, 2007). He is also interested in the stage and has written several plays for the Ghent-based theatre group Kung Fu, which he also often directs. In 2013, after its screening at Berlin and the Tribeca FF, The Broken Circle Breakdownwas shown at KVIFF 48 in Variety’s Ten Euro Directors to Watch. The film was nominated for the best foreign language film Oscar.
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016