A Brussels farce and a Flemish musical comedy for Wallimage/ Bruxellimage
by Aurore Engelen
- Six selected projects for the 17th session of the fund – from Luxemburg to Morocco, and obviously including Brussels too
An eclectic selection for Wallimage/ Bruxellimage in its 17th session. With Sauvez Wendy [+see also:
interview: Patrick Glotz
film profile], Patrick Glotz delivers a Brussels farce, which is slowly becoming a genre in itself. An extravagant comedy with the background of class struggle and displacement, with young French aristocratic industrialist and Indian investor heirs as main characters, Sauvez Wendy is produced by Aligator. The cast (which includes Jean-Luc Couchard, Sam Louwyck, Stéphane Bissot, Erika Sainte and Lio) has great energy. Release date in September.
The other 100% Belgian Lee & Cindy C. [+see also:
film profile], a musical film, which traces the love story between a popular singer and a young teacher, who used to be a rock singer. This is Stany Crets’s first film, although he is far from a novice when it comes to musicals. He is the man behind adaptations of Spamalot and The Rocky Horror Show. Lee & Cindy C. will be produced by Oud België Productions (mega cooperation between Stany Crets and Eyeworks, the company behind two recent big hits Het Vonnis [+see also:
film profile] and Marina [+see also:
interview: Cristiano Bortone
The session’s programme will also feature Richard Berry’s adaptation of novel by Morgan Sportès, Tout, tout de suite, inspired from the terrible case of the “barbaric gang”, headed by Youssouf Fofana, who robbed, tortured and killed a young Jewish man during the winter of 2006. The film is coproduced in Belgium by Nexus Production. Equally gloomy, Demain après la guerre, which according to the Luxemburg director Christophe Wagner (Angle Mort [+see also:
interview: Christophe Wagner
film profile]) tells the story of the killing of a man and his family in the countryside in 1945, and of the return of Jules, who had escaped in order to avoid military service. The film is produced by Samsa Film and Artemis for Belgium.
Finally, Wallimage/Bruxellimage will support the next film by Ismael Saïdi, La Reine des Sables, the story of Rachid looking for the woman of his dreams, who is forced into marriage in Morocco, and Trippel Trappel, an animation film, which follows the story of domestic animals who want to ask Saint-Nicholas why their slippers continue to be overlooked every year when children receive gifts.
(Translated from French)