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2602 articles available in total starting from 10/06/2002. Last article published on 06/02/2023.

Close reigns supreme at the Ensors

Close reigns supreme at the Ensors

Lukas Dhont’s second feature walked away with six prizes, including Best Film and Best Director, while Zillion bagged itself five  

06/02 | Festivals | Awards | Belgium

Sahim Omar Kalifa • Director of Baghdad Messi

Interview: Sahim Omar Kalifa • Director of Baghdad Messi

"This story is a metaphor for the way the Iraqi dream has been annihilated"

We met with the Belgian-Kurdish director who chose to reinvent his hit, short film and turn it into a feature film  

03/02 | /Belgium/Netherlands/Iraq

Review: Baghdad Messi

Review: Baghdad Messi

Sahim Omar Kalifa pleads for the preservation of the Iraqi people’s lost dreams, depicting the singular trajectory of a football-crazy little boy who’ll do anything to keep his passion afloat  

02/02 | Films | Reviews | Belgium/Netherlands/Iraq

Dominique Deruddere  • Director of The Chapel

Interview: Dominique Deruddere • Director of The Chapel

"Is talent a blessing or a curse?"

We met with the Belgian director who’s back with a new feature film rife with dramatic tension  

31/01 | /Belgium

Jessica Woodworth • Director of Luka

Interview: Jessica Woodworth • Director of Luka

“Sometimes it feels like we haven’t learned anything”

We met with the Belgian-American director, who presents a free and inspired adaptation of the cult novel by Dino Buzzati  

30/01 | IFFR 2023 | Big Screen Competition

Review: Luka

Review: Luka

Jessica Woodworth transposes the questions posed by The Desert of the Tartars into a sumptuous film, set in a post-apocalyptic future that asks us about our present  

30/01 | IFFR 2023 | Big Screen Competition

Review: The Chapel

Review: The Chapel

Dominique Deruddere takes us behind the scenes of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Competition in the company of a young virtuoso pianist consumed by her demons  

27/01 | Films | Reviews | Belgium

Review: Catching the Pirate King

Review: Catching the Pirate King

Depicting people taken hostage in the Indian Ocean, negotiations and investigations, Lennart and Marteen Stuyck offer up an effective and multi-dimensional film about Somalian pirates  

27/01 | FIPADOC 2023

POLARISE Nordic Film Nights unveils its programme

POLARISE Nordic Film Nights unveils its programme

From 1 to 3 February, Brussels will welcome the second edition of the festival, for three themed evenings celebrating Nordic cinema  

26/01 | Festivals | Awards | Belgium

Series review: 1985

Series review: 1985

The Brabant Killers case gets the “based on true events” treatment in this first go at a bilingual series from Belgium’s national broadcasters, directed by Wouter Bouvijn  

26/01 | Series | Reviews | Belgium

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