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Belgium is well represented at Toronto, with films like A Wedding and Le Ciel Flamand

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- With the likes of Stephan Streker and Fien Troch, Bavo Defurne and Peter Monsaert, as well as the Dardenne brothers, Joachim Lafosse and Fabrice du Welz, Belgium will be well represented

Belgium is well represented at Toronto, with films like A Wedding and Le Ciel Flamand
A Wedding by Stephan Streker

Belgium will be well represented this year at the Toronto Film Festival (8-18 September).

A Wedding [+see also:
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, the third feature by Stephan Streker, will be screened in the Discovery section. The film tells the story of Zahira, a young Belgian-Pakistani girl who wishes to keep the baby that’s growing in her womb. Amir, her brother and confidant, promises to help her, but their parents have other plans for the young girl. A Wedding was produced by Daylight in co-production with Formosa Productions, Tarantula Luxembourg, Minds Meet, and Bodhicitta Works in Pakistan, and received support from the CCA, Wallimage, the VAF, and the Film Fund Luxembourg. It will be released in Belgium in early 2017 by Bardafeu Distribution, and in France by Jour2fête, which is also handling international sales.

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The same section will also feature Le Ciel flamand [+see also:
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, the second feature by Peter Monsaert (Offline [+see also:
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), which tells the story of three generations of women.
Monique runs a brothel on the road somewhere between Western Flanders and France with her daughter, Sylvie. Six-year-old Eline, Sylvie’s daughter, is fascinated by her mother and grandmother’s mysterious place of work, as she is never allowed in. Dramatic events disrupt their everyday lives and jeopardise the relationships between these three women. The film is a Lunanime production, and will be released in Belgium by Lumière on 16 November. Animated film The Red Turtle [+see also:
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by Dutch filmmaker Michael Dudok de Wit, which was co-produced by Belvision, will also be shown in the Discovery section. 

In the new competitive Platform section, we find Home [+see also:
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by Fien Troch, along with two Belgian co-productions, Heal the Living [+see also:
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interview: Katell Quillévéré
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by Katell Quillévéré, co-produced by Frakas, and Layla M [+see also:
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. by Mijke de Jong, co-produced by Menuet. Another festival regular, Fabrice Du Welz, will be presenting his debut feature film, Message from the King [+see also:
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, which he made in the United States and was co-produced by Entre chien et loup, in the Vanguard section. Two Belgian films that made a splash at this year’s Cannes Film Festival will also be appearing at Toronto: The Unknown Girl [+see also:
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Q&A: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
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by the Dardenne brothers will feature in the Masters section (which also includes A Quiet Passion [+see also:
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by Terence Davies, co-produced by Potemkino), and After Love [+see also:
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by Joachim Lafosse will be shown in the Contemporary World Cinema section. Also billed for the Midnight Madness section is Grave [+see also:
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interview: Julia Ducournau
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by Julia Ducournau, which was co-produced by Frakas.

Last but not least, Souvenir [+see also:
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by Bavo Defurne will be screened in the Special Presentations section, as will Brimstone [+see also:
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Q&A: Martin Koolhoven
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by Martin Koolhoven (co-produced by Prime Time), The Exception by David Leveaux (co-produced by uMedia), and Daguerrotype [+see also:
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by Kiyoshi Kurosawa(co-produced by Frakas). The Day My Father Became a Bush [+see also:
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 by Nicole van Kilsdonk, which was co-produced by A Private View, will be shown in the TIFF Kids section.

(Translated from French)

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