Belgium

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 »

Fabrizio Terranova – Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (2016)

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Through the act of story-telling, the documentary operates as cat cradle of past and speculative futures guided by American philosopher Donna Haraway whose theoretical framework crosses the subjects of science, technology, gender and species, proposing new ways of thinking beyond dualisms. Read More »

Johan Heldenbergh & Kenneth Taylor – Schellebelle 1919 (2011)

Schellebelle 1919 tells the story of the Van De Veldes. The eldest daughter Coralie – only 16 years old herself – took as many as 25 war orphans into her home during the First World War. Yet the family is threatened from different sides. Child support wants to put the children in an orphanage and several notables have pointed their arrows at their farm. But the family defends itself by all means… Read More »

Olivier Smolders – La légende dorée (2015)

Collector of cursed musicians, unreasonable murderers, fairground freaks, paranoid revolutionaries, flatulists and suicidal hermits, a psychiatric patient presents a gallery of the historic figures he is haunted by. Read More »

Lukas Dhont – Girl (2018)

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Determined 15-year-old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realizes her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline because she was born a boy. Read More »

Leila Albayaty – Berlin Telegram (2012)

Leila is a singer-songwriter with nothing but her voice to accompany her as she wanders from one place to another. With her heart still carrying the heavy burden of unrequited love, she resolves to leave her town. Armed with a camera and her music, Leila takes the audience on a trip that draws attention to her hopes and fears. In this lyrical road movie based on a true story, through the wonders that music presents, there is no path and no destination. Except that of the heart? Read More »

Peter Brosens & Jessica Hope Woodworth – Altiplano (2009)

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A mercury spill within the village of Choropampa during 2000 from a silver mine in the Andes is carried downslope to those living immediately below, producing blindness and other forms of sickness. In Altiplano the event is portrayed within a fictional Turubamba, Perú, where non-Spanish-speaking indigenous people center their lives around a Catholicism that puts much stress on the Virgin Mary. A clinic run by foreigners provides cataract operations, but none of the ophthalmologists is a general practitioner. When some die, they revolt against the only outsiders they know—the physicians, not the miners. Read More »