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“The Other Belgian Cinema” on show in Strasbourg

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- 13 feature films and six shorts are on the line-up until 31 March; the screenings in Star cinemas will allow audiences to discover the sheer variety of Flemish production

“The Other Belgian Cinema” on show in Strasbourg
Waste Land by Pieter Van Hees

Tonight, the gripping, twist-laden thriller Waste Land [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Pieter Van Hees
film profile
]
by Pieter Van Hees (read the review and the interview with the director – revealed at Toronto and winner of the Cineuropa Prize at Les Arcs Festival – released in France on Wednesday 25 March) will open the “L’autre cinéma Belge” (lit. “The Other Belgian Cinema”) festival, organised to take place in the Alsatian city’s Star cinemas from 24-31 March, in the context of the Belgian presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.

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The programme rustled up by Alex Masson will enable audiences to discover the sheer variety of Belgium’s Flemish film industry, which is still relatively unknown to the French public, but which managed to make an initial chink in the country’s armour in 2012-2013 with Bullhead [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Bart Van Langendonck
interview: Michaël R. Roskam
film profile
]
by Michael R Roskam and The Broken Circle Breakdown [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Felix van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
festival scope
film profile
]
by Felix van Groeningen (whose eagerly anticipated new film, Belgica [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Artemio Benki, Sylvie Leray
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
film profile
]
, is currently in post-production – read the article).

The festival’s menu includes 13 features, including the horror film Cub [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Jonas Govaerts (read the review), the highly original Lucifer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Gust Van der Berghe (read the review – a movie that recently won at Tallinn), the tragicomedy Halfway [+see also:
film review
interview: Geoffrey Enthoven
film profile
]
by Geoffrey Enthoven (read the review and the interview) and Labyrinthus [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Douglas Boswell (shown as a screening for young audiences – unveiled at Toronto).

Also on the line-up are the thriller The Treatment [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Hans Herbots, the dramas Violet [+see also:
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
by Bas Devos and Kid [+see also:
trailer
festival scope
film profile
]
by Fien Troch, the documentaries The Boy Is Gone by Christoph Bohn, 9999 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Ellen Vermeulen and L'incertitude des choses by Yves Montmayeur (Special Screening), in addition to the rom-coms Plan Bart [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Roel Mondelaers and Marry Me [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Kadir Balci (read the review), which will bring the gathering to a close. Lastly, the programme is rounded off by a selection of six short films.

(Translated from French)

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