Belgium

Chantal Akerman – Hôtel Monterey (1972)

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New York City’s Monterey is a residence hotel; the residents we see are older, most live alone. The camera, usually stationery, begins with a look into the lobby. The film ends with a panorama from the hotel’s rooftop. There’s no soundtrack. The lobby is clean with granite floors. Men wear hats. People enter and exit an elevator. The camera looks out from within the elevator as doors open and close. People sit alone and motionless in their apartments. There are long shots of empty halls. Paint peels. The flooring on upper levels is linoleum. Hall lights are florescent. Doors open a crack then close. The film provides the feeling of what it’s like to live there. Read More »

Rachel Lang – Baden Baden (2016) (HD)

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After a failed attempt at working on a foreign film set, 26 year-old Ana returns to her hometown of Strasbourg. Over the scorching summer that follows, she decides to replace her grandmother’s bathtub with a walk-in shower, eat peas and carrots with ketchup, drive a Porsche, harvest plums, lose her driver’s license, sleep with her best friend and get back together with her ex. In short, over this particular summer, Ana tries to get her life together. Read More »

Luc de Heusch – Gestes du repas (1958)

Luc De Heusch – Les gestes du repas (1958)
1958. 35 mm., black and white, 23′.

Les Gestes du repas (Mealtime Gestures),
This ethnographic film shows us the image of man at his table. An acute view of Belgium. Read More »

Nicolas Klotz – La Blessure AKA The Wound (2004)

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The Wound (La Blessure) opens to an unhurried, long take, static shot of a man lying near motionless on the mattress on the floor of a cramped, dingy apartment, seemingly waiting for something to happen. The ringing of a telephone breaks the visual monotony of the frame as a man named Papi (Adama Doumbia) crosses in front of the camera to answer the call and upon hearing that his wife Blandine’s plane has arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport, leaves the apartment to meet her. Read More »

Koen Mortier – Ex Drummer (2007)

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A famous writer gets visited by a band of retards who heard that he can play drums and need a famous drummer for their band “The Feminists”. The writer joins the band in hope for new material for a book and the ride begins: Violence, bald women, men get raped by huge dicks, 3somes, rocknroll, people living upside down, killing sprees,a baby on drugs and a brief vacation inside a vagina. Read More »

Raoul Servais – Taxandria [+Extras] (1994)

In Taxandria, a totalitarian regime has forbidden time: time watched have been confiscated, photo cameras are illegal as they freeze a point in time. A typical Servais theme: a power is oppressed by a constraint that denies what is best in the individual, and therefor has to be twisted in various ways, to establish an entirely artificial world, that has rules that may question some of the rules of our world at this side of the mirror. The digital era has begun. “Servaisgraphy” threatens to become obsolete. It was finally only to be used for the fabric of the backgrounds and no longer for the encrustation. Read More »

Boris Lehman – Histoire de mes cheveux AKA Story of My Hair (2011)

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Artists and filmmakers can be unusual people. Of those unusual people, Boris Lehman is very unusual indeed. He has unusual obsessions, for instance with his hair, and he also makes very obsessive films about it. Innocent and humorous obsessions. Touching too.

Boris Lehman had not cut his hair for more than two decades. It turned grey and dried out and something had to be done. Lehman has the misfortune of being a filmmaker, as he put it himself, so he decided to make a film about it. Read More »