• Nabil Ben Yadir – Animals (2021)

    2021-2030BelgiumCrimeDramaNabil Ben YadirQueer Cinema(s)

    Brahim is a young man, his mother’s joy. One day he will find the love of his life. He will become a family man, he will make everyone proud. One day he will be mature and fulfilled. One day.Read More »

  • Jan Bucquoy – La vie sexuelle des Belges 1950-1978 AKA The Sexual Life of the Belgians (1994)

    1991-2000ArthouseBelgiumDramaJan Bucquoy

    A semi-autobiography of the first 28 years of the director, the Flemish anarchist Jan Bucquoy.Read More »

  • Frank Van Passel – Manneken Pis (1995)

    1991-2000ArthouseBelgiumDramaFrank Van Passel

    Surreal love story between Harry and Jeanne, who live in the same appartment block. Harry just came to Brussels and works in a restaurant. Jeanne tries to find out why he never says I love You to her.Read More »

  • Jesús Franco – Midnight Party AKA Heisse Berührungen (1976)

    1971-1980BelgiumCrimeEroticaJesus Franco

    Pierre-Alexandre Buisson from IMDb writes:
    It all begins with Lina Romay dancing in chromed pants on a stage in some cheap bar. She hooks two playboys and ends up with an invitation to their midnight orgy. Her communist rock star bearded lover shows up in her dressing room and starts shouting slogans. Her husband pays her a visit. And then she talks directly to the camera, explaining to the viewer she has to get dressed for the party.

    Definitly one of Franco’s numbest and most chaotic features where he plays a sadistic wooden-legged private eye with his trademark black sunglasses. You can see all you want from Romay, who spends most of the movie running around naked. The plot doesn’t seem to be very important and the jokes fly low. If you like Franco you’ll laugh to death watching this one but if you’re a newcomer, you may wonder where the hell can we get some drugs as effective as the ones they used to write this.Read More »

  • André Delvaux – Benvenuta (1983)

    1981-1990André DelvauxBelgiumDramaRomance

    Plot Synopsis
    This complex French tale eschews a single linear narrative in favor of two parallel storylines that move freely between past and present, reality and fantasy, to chronicle a scandalous love affair between a female author and a certain man who may or may not be a fabrication and the attempts of a screenwriter, wanting to use the story for a film, to learn the truth.Read More »

  • Chantal Akerman – Histoires d’Amérique: Food, Family and Philosophy (1989)

    1981-1990BelgiumChantal AkermanDrama

    Chantal Akerman explores Jewish American identity in this multilayered portrait of the immigrant experience. Shot in Brooklyn near the Williamsburg Bridge, Histoires d’Amérique takes the form of a series of first-person addresses delivered by a cross-section of Jewish New Yorkers (including Living Theatre cofounder Judith Malina), whose by turns tragic and humorous tales speak to a collective history of trauma, displacement, and resilience.Read More »

  • Burr Jerger – General Massacre (1973)

    1971-1980BelgiumBurr JergerExploitationWar

    Synopsis: This one-man show for producer-writer-director-actor Jerger focuses on an army general (played by Jerger) who carries the ethics of war to an almost absurd extreme. Jerger seems to take his position much too seriously, using the morals developed in the military to approach civilian life. The plot centers around his stay in Belgium while awaiting his trial on the killing of innocent civilians in Vietnam. Flashbacks show Jerger catching his wife in an affair and then killing her. He does the same thing to his daughter when he finds her with his orderly, who then murders Jerger in retaliation. Though Vietnam is the setting for much of the film, GENERAL MASSACRE is not…Read More »

  • Mary McGuckian – The Price of Desire (2015)

    2011-2020BelgiumDramaMary McGuckian

    The Price Of Desire is a film that revolves around a triangular tale of insidious chauvinism of Eileen Gray (Orla Brady), the remarkable bisexual designer, architect, and artist from Ireland. The film is set in and around e1027, the iconic villa that was her most abiding work. It delves deep into the controversy of how Le Corbusier (Vincent Perez), the egotistical ‘Father of Modernism,’ defaced its walls and also erased Eileen’s moral right of being recognized as the architect. He even erased her ownership of the house that she created with so much affection for her lover and his friend, Jean Badovici (Francesco Scianna).Read More »

  • Chantal Akerman & Samy Szlingerbaum – Le 15/8 (1973)

    1971-1980ArthouseBelgiumChantal AkermanSamy SzlingerbaumShort Film

    Mid-August in Paris (the title is a date: August 15) in a sunny, quiet apartment a young woman talks, thinks, reflects about herself, everyday life and little events in a long, uninterrupted monologue. The camera pictures her and her gestures in long, fixed shots moving around the rooms, the space, the light and shadows of a summer day.Read More »

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