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A week of Belgian cinema in Moustier

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- Belgian cinema lovers, the curious and other enthusiasts come together for a week at the Moustier Belgian Film Festival to watch and re-watch this year’s movies

A week of Belgian cinema in Moustier

The Moustier Belgian Film Festival kicks off today. Created in 1976 by two movie-fans who wanted to shine the spotlight on Belgian productions at a time when they did not really attract much attention at international festivals, and when neighbouring France had not yet whisked away the best Belgian actors and actresses, the Moustier Film Festival today remains faithful to the cine-club spirit of its early days. Although the festival has always put films and directors at the heart of its programme, it has benefited for about 15 years from the participation of a good number of Belgian talents, from Benoît Mariage to Lucas Belvaux, not forgetting Benoît Poelvoorde, or Natacha Régnier, honoured this year, who regularly come to present their films to the public.

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As in every other year, the Festival will thus review Belgian films (majority productions but also coproductions) which made news in cinemas and festivals. The programme features Our Children [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Joachim Lafosse
film profile
]
 by Joachim Lafosse (photo), winner of the Magritte for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Editing in early February; Dead Man Talking [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Patrick RidremontLa Tête la Première [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Amélie Van Elmbt; Approved for Adoption [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: Jung
film profile
]
 by Jung and Laurent Boileau, still in competition for the Magritte for the Best First Film, to be awarded by the public, in collaboration with the cultural centres of the Wallonia Brussels Federation; and Ernest and Célestine [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Benjamin Renner, Vincent Pa…
film profile
]
, by Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier and Benjamin Renner, recently awarded the César for Best Animated Film.

Also on the bill, Tango Libre by Frédéric FonteyneHors les murs [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
interview: David Lambert
film profile
]
, David Lambert’s first film released last January, and Au nom du Fils [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, the new iconoclastic movie by the prolific director Vincent Lannoo, which will be released on April 3rd in Belgian cinemas. Also worth mentioning, the festival offers a selection of about 15 short films. 

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(Translated from French)

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