NEW TITLES

BRUSSELS, ROOM WITH A VIEW

Mira Sanders
At dusk they show up by hundreds, maybe even a lot more. They fly from the left to the right, going up and then down again. Carried by the wind, they defy gravity. They float. Maybe there is a leader, a conductor, and the others know to follow him. The wind takes them everywhere, and together they make sculptures in the sky...

HEARING THE SHAPE OF A DRUM

Marie Voignier
It was the end of April 2008, when the sleepy Austrian village of Amstetten was shocked by the news about the so-called ‘Amstetten Monster’. It turned out that for years villager Josef Fritzl had sexually abused his daughter and that he had locked her up—together with three of the children he had father by her—in a cellar he had built especially for this purpose...

LUDUS PRO PATRIA

Mira Sanders

THE LAND WAS ALREADY OCCUPIED (THE FUTURE)

Marie Voignier
For the Ateliers de Rennes 2012, and in keeping with the spirit of Les Prairies, Marie Voignier has put herself in a real-life situation, that of looking at a building plot and investigating the different ways of approaching construction on it...

STANDING STILL

Marie Voignier
“In your film Standing Still, the myth of the white colonist finds its most destructive embodiment: the hunting guide. Hesitating in between a spontaneous violence and its religious imitations, he utters the most economical remarks about death images that assess the game of violence and culture...

INTERNATIONAL TOURISM

Marie Voignier
How an individual or group relates to other things/the Other that are situated far-off, is highlighted in the absolute cliché of the tourist. For indeed, at his or her destiny the tourist who wants to escape the everyday narrow-mindedness is supposed to pay little or no heed to the ‘reality’ of the other place...

GROWTH RECORD

Lisa Spilliaert
In this long-term project Spilliaert records the growth of a child, whose mother might, as it were, have been the filmmaker herself. She'd had sex with the Japanese man who became a father nine months later. Curious about the baby, she decided to photograph the child at regular intervals....

ONE BY ONE

Marie Voignier - Vassilis Salpistis
One by one is a fifteen minute experimental film-collage, which is composed by a number of testimonies and texts relating to historical events and crisis in Greece. The assemblage converges the exploration of contemporary applications of the function of myth. To a great extend consisting of filmed photographs, even when in motion the images of the film suggest the stillness of a stable shot...

DANS UNE PROFONDEUR ATMOSPHÉRIQUE DU TEMPS

Mira Sanders
Based on a journey made on google maps in the Limmatstrasse in Zurich March 2015, I draw and reflect on the notion of simultaneity....

UNE TENTATIVE DE DÉFINIR LA NOTION DE TRANSITION

Mira Sanders
An attempt at thinking the exhibition space in earlier and contemporary times. A drawing and thinking that are superimposing themselves and that blur the view of the spectator. We travel in the movie through different space and time transitions. We realise that the act of listing does not define transition(s), it is the act of moving that does....

UN VOYAGE À TRAVERS N-DIMENSIONS

Mira Sanders
In this travelogue I wonder by way of drawing a section of a photograph of Maastricht, what the concept dimension could mean. The film shows an investigation where a thinking and making is happening. I invite in the end the spectator to think further about the dimension in between the projection and the place where s/he sits....

AU BALCON DE TITI

Yasmina Benari
After 11 years in jail and a life spent hoping to see a free and fairly ruled Egypt, Titi alias Albert Arrié witnesses 2011 riots from his own balcony. He is 81. The film follows Titi over the course of two years, as hope turns to dust and present meets the past. At Titi's Balcony is a voyage, oscillating between inner and outer worlds...

CIRCUS

Stefka Benisheva
CIRCUS is a film aware of itself being a film. It follows peripheral thoughts and reflects on all these days around....

EN ROUTE

Aisha Adepoju
En route is set in Ahmed’s taxi. As the film unfold, we make our way through Brussels and Ahmed’s life—and both are not without obstacles!...

EXPRMNTL

Brecht Debackere - Steven Dhoedt
Knokke, Belgium. A small mundane coastal town, home to the beau-monde. To compete with Venice and Cannes, the posh casino hosts the second 'World Festival of Film and the Arts' in 1949, organized in part by the royal cinematheque of Belgium...

FENÊTRE DE VUE

Mira Sanders
Fenêtre de vue is a graphical exploration of how a drawing after experiencing two residencies, lines itself step by step out. The exploration considers the window as a possible perspective to capture an imaging and thinking of a drawer that is re-imagining the route she made in the two residencies....

GAME OF STONES

Mira Sanders - Cédric Noël
The film Game of Stones retraces the action of a 3-day excavation project of the artist collective The Mental Masonry Lab (14 to 16 November 2014) in connection with Hôtel Charleroi 2014 in the heart of lower town of Charleroi (B)....

INLAND VOYAGES IN AN INLAND VOYAGES

Mira Sanders
Navigating. We rarely think about it, and yet for most of us it is an everyday activity. Internet, Google Maps, GPS, etcetera: who can do without them? Mira Sanders was deeply touched by Robert Louis Stevenson’s travel story An Inland Voyage (1878). In it Stevenson relates how with a friend he paddled in a canoe from the Belgian town of Antwerp to Pontoise in France...

MY HOME IS ON THE OTHER SIDE

Yun-tien Chu
I’m in contact with my family through the screen of my computer, even tough we are on opposite sides of the globe we share a moment together. Where is home? Here or there? I interview other people with a similar background. We talk about the reasons we left our homeland to seek a new life in Belgium. What will happen if I stay in Belgium? Will it become a new ‘home’? ...

PAPERS

Yun-tien Chu
For migrants documents are essential. They determine if you can stay or have to go back. I was wondering how much documents we need to cross a border? I film administrative documents from different people. It’s their paper story about applying for a foreign residence....

PERIPHERAL LIGHT AIR AND SUN

Krassimir Terziev - Daniel Kötter
In most European cities nowadays many more people live in the peripheries than in the city cores. And yet the peripheral spaces receive much less public, academic or political attention than those iconographic spaces in the center that place the image of a city on the map of competitive global tourism and city marketing...

UNE PERSPECTIVE FAUSSÉE

Mira Sanders
Une perspective faussée (2016) is a graphical exploration of how a drawing after experiencing two residencies (from the Huet-Repolt art collectors), lines itself step by step out. This film was made before Fenêtre de vue (2016) and it explores a slightly different path...

ALLE DE TRANEN / EVERY TEAR / TOUTE LARME

Sarah Vanagt
In the 17th century, Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek, a draper from Delft, begins to make glass lenses, in order to better study the quality of his textile. He melts, drips and grinds small beads of glass. His tiny lenses are so bright and have such magnifying power that the draper seems to have entered a new dimension...

ALONG THE SIDES ALONG

Mira Sanders
Mira Sanders explores the potential of journeying to touch upon and visualise cultural, historical and sensory limits. For Along the Sides Along, Sanders retraces the boundaries of her own oeuvre by employing the methods of inventorising, cataloguing and exploration...

A VOYAGE INTO THE MOON

Mira Sanders - Cédric Noël
A woman wakes up in a bathroom. She tries to reconnect with her memories: why is she lying there and where is she? Slowly she remembers her mission as the voyage into the moon. In this first chapter she wonders if she arrived at her destination. The film shows a journey into several interiors and a mental space wherein the human body and mind are suggested. A Japanese voice guides us...

BOARDGAME, OR FROM THE RANKS TO FIELD MARSHAL

Wendy Morris
From the Ranks to Field Marshal is a World War I game of obstacles and rewards. In this Union of South Africa adaption recruitment is micro-managed. Home is denied by the Land Act. Weapons are replaced by tools of labour. Accommodation is controlled within a system of closed compounds. Recruits board ships for France to the sound of S.E...

BRAINSTORMING

Bernard Gigounon
Stooping over a directory of Belgian enterprises, one cannot fail to recognize that we have a certain talent for abstraction when it comes to finding names for our companies. Bernard Gigounon likes to think of these as being the result of some very serious brainstorming sessions. Reading the names out loud one after the other, the artist reveals an absurd and incredible tangle of words....

BUCHAREST. THE CITY - ME

Alina Cristea
“Matei Visniec has once named one of his poetry books The City with One Inhabitant. This is how I always felt about Bucharest - as my city, even more so, the city - me” (Mircea Cartarescu).By using narrations to re-signify situations and events filtered through her individual and particular viewpoints, Alina Cristea aims to tell a story about Bucharest as she sees it...

FRAGMENT VAN LE JOURNAL D'UN USAGER DE L'ESPACE: OVER DE (ON)MOGELIJKHEID OM LIMIETEN IN BEELD TE BRENGEN

Mira Sanders
Le journal d’un usager de l’espace is a heterogeneous artistic practise where the focus is on space that is at the same time geographic, sensorial and social...

LE BÉTON PARAÎT PLUS DOUX AU SOLEIL

Wiktoria Synak
Model City in Brussels is impressive because of its dimensions but the blackened blocks have something frightening to them as well. The idea of integrating multiple social groups in one newly constructed neighbourhood was presented by Fernand Brunfaut in 1958 during the Universal Exposition. The project was subsequently realized but due to a lack of money wasn't completed properly...

MARIA GAAT NAAR SCHOOL

Edurne Rubio - Maria Jerez
The children of V-tex school in Kortrijk, teach Dutch to Maria Jerez. During three weeks the roles of education change: 33 children teach and one adult learns. During this change of roles, the matter is not the transfer of symmetrical power, but the establishment of a fragile situation for all parties, a space where nobody knows....

MIROIR SÉB FRAGILE !

Sirah Foighel Brutmann - Eitan Efrat
Miroir séb fragile ! is a music-film made for cinematographer Sébastien Koeppel. The film was shot in a two-day recording session that was an experimentation in improvisation—in music and in image making. It was filmed on Sébastien’s various 16mm film stocks, some of which were long expired. The music was played live by The Ramirez Brothers...

OUMOUN

Fairuz Ghammam
“Dear Grandma, you’ll be surprised to hear my voice in your language...”. These are the first words in a recorded, spoken letter that was never sent, but was instead played aloud in real time by the Brussels filmmaker to her elderly grandmother in Mahdia, Tunisia...

READY-MADES WITH INTEREST

Rebecca Jane Arthur
When the filmmaker found a 1967 concert ticket in Vienna, this set her on a musico-historical journey in Austria that eventually led her back home to Scotland. Whilst she traced the information on the ticket and the history behind it, a letter arrived from her father that prompted a grander investigation into the sociopolitical backdrop of the music played that night...

REEL TO REEL

Teresa Cos
Accompanied by a solemn chant, which slowly becomes a rough repetition of a feedbacked guitar loop, the miniature boats of the Mini-Europe theme park in Brussels appear one after the other, seamlessly...

SAINTS’GAME

Amélie Derlon Cordina
There are periods of strong awareness of the sacred, and periods of desacralization. The film begins with an image, fed by the artist's own obsession with iconic representations, especially those of Christian saints...

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US

Jan Locus
'The Distance Between Us' takes its starting point in some audio cassettes artist and photographer Jan Locus received from a Moroccan family in Molenbeek a few years ago. Probably going back to the early 1980s, the cassettes contain an oral correspondence between families in Brussels and Morocco. These anonymous audio letters bear witness to the pain of those who stayed at home...

THIS, OF COURSE, IS A WORK OF THE IMAGINATION

Wendy Morris
In 1917 the Steamship Mendi sailed towards the English Channel and France. On board was a battalion of South African labour troops. In the early morning, in fog, the ship was rammed by another boat and sinks within twenty minutes. 600 men drowned. A legend evolved around the last moments of the men and the manner in which they faced their death...

TO EACH HIS OWN MASK

Tine Guns
We live in times of crises and failing economic systems. No wonder that questions of change are recurrent. Protest culture is having a revival. Every revolution has its icons. Nowadays, we see the mask show up. Wearing a mask is a carnivalesque strategy. Carnival is a ritual, temporarily dismantling social and political regimes, suspending norms and values...

VASCULUM

Pieter Geenen
In speaking about what's far, exotic and unknown lies what's close and familiar. vasculum turns to the central region of the province of Limburg in Flanders, Belgium. The artist's own native land. In the twentieth century it was known for its coal mining. Here it finds itself between appearing and disappearing, between the utopian and the dystopian, amidst efforts of preservation...

DERRIÈRE LES VOLETS

Messaline Raverdy
An empty factory, a family’s name, a pregnant girl, and some archives in a big house, and a women’s world… Trough feminine figures, a poetic dreaming about the invisible, the materiality of memory and transformation....

I WATCHED THE WHITE DOGS OF THE DAWN

Els Dietvorst
Sound. A polyphony of wind, breaking waves, shrieking gulls, and rattling ships. The sea: a place of memories for those who survive her, a mother who confronts us with the powers of nature. Circulating and all-encompassing. Beneath her horizon there is only darkness and mystery. The separation of air and water creates a different world. A place where other rules and other laws apply...

LA FORCE DES CHOSES

Bernard Mulliez
The film is a portrait of the father of the artist, who lived off a private income provided by a familial commercial empire—for which he simply had to thank his birth. Mulliez has tried to render visible the exterior forces that influenced this man. There’s of course the issue of money, but there’s also the matter of an interiorized user’s manual that comes with capital...

LIGHT DISPLACEMENT

Meggy Rustamova
The starting point for this film were Meggy Rustamova’s many attempts to photograph a tree in Hiroshima, Japan. Aspects of war, escapism and fear are expressed in this audiovisual trip. The atomic bomb in Japan and the current nuclear threat between the US and North Korea is translated into the white, overexposed photographs, which fade into complete 'white-out' in the film...

OJO GUAREÑA

Edurne Rubio
In the film OJO GUAREÑA we join a group of speleologists that enter the gigantic cave of the same name in Burgos, Spain. We barely notice the prehistoric traces and the contours of the spaces, but we can hear all the better: drops of water that, for ages, have been recreating the shape of the cave and continue to do so to date, as well as echoes of human footsteps...