Thursday, 7 October 2021
17:00 - 19:00

This screening session features 5 films. All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.


Kinepolis Brugge

Koning Albert l-laan 200

8200 Bruges


Free tickets: 

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the cinema starting 30 minutes before each screening. Reservation is not required, but optional. If you want to be certain of your seats, reserve your ticket(s) now here.

Helfer (Hungary) by Anna Szöllősi - Bruges International Film Festival - Brugge Film Festival




Synopsis: 'Helfer' is about a young woman who is struggling with anxiety and recurring nightmares that she wants to end. She seeks out a helper, who offers an alternative solution, but in the process she must confront her greatest fears. The film details their relationship in a surreal world through symbolic events. Running time: 00:09:45

Festivals: Brussels Independent FF, Hong Kong Arthouse FF, Verona IFF (Winner Best Animated Film), Edinburgh IFF, PÖFF Shorts, Imaginaria FF, and more.

About the director: Anna Szöllősi (1989, Budapest) is an animation director. She is deeply interested in psychology and expressing her personal visions with surrealistic elements. One of her main goals in filmmaking is figuring out the right questions with an open mind.

Da-Dzma (A Sister and a Brother) (Belgium) by Jaro Minne - Bruges International Film Festival - Brugge Film Festival




Synopsis: Winter. A fifteen-year-old girl in a remote Georgian village tries to get closer to her older brother, just as he decides to leave home in search for work abroad. Running time: 00:15:25

Festivals: Bergamo Film Meeting (Winner Premio Ermanno Olmi Award), DokuFest Kosovo, Mostra del Cinema di Genova, Brussels Independent FF (Winner Best Belgian Film), Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, and more.

About the director: Jaro Minne is a Belgian writer/director who frequently works on the East-West crossover. He studied at KASK Ghent, Helsinki Film School before completing a master degree at LUCA School of Arts in Brussels in 2015. His work combines intimacy with distance, often exploring rootlessness and family dynamics.

Letter to my mother (Iran) by Amin Maher Bruges International Film Festival - Brugge Film Festival




Synopsis: A heartfelt letter to tell the mother the most painful of secrets. Amina Maher, who in 2002 was the small protagonist of Ten by Kiarostami is now a transgender director who tries to make her voice heard, understood, and be understood. Running time: 00:19:33

Festivals: Kasseler Dokfest Lovers FF, Mix Milano FF, LGBTQIA+ FF, Ontario International FF (Winner Best International Documentary), Verona IFF (Winner Best Experimental Film), Beirut International Women FF (Winner Best International Short Film), and more.

About the director: Amina Maher (Tehran, 1992) is an Iranian queer filmmaker whose works deal with themes of social taboos and gender-identity in relation to violence and power structure. She began her cinematic activity as the main protagonist in Abbas Kiarostami's "Ten” which featured the real-life relationship between Amina and her mother. Her multi-awarded short film, Letter to my mother, was part of the competition at numerous international film festivals.

ATLAS (France) by Jim Vieille Bruges International Film Festival - Brugge Film Festival



Synopsis: Dark and poetic, this music video depicts a rite of passage : the liberation of an inhibited personality. First, the night, rough, wild and frenetic, to let out all the accumulated frustrations. Then the next day, appeased, like a rebirth, a return to life. Running time: 00:05:43

Festivals: Sydney World FF (Winner Best Music Video), Verona IFF (Winner Best Music Video), and more.

About the director: Jim Vieille is a french director. Dark, violent and enigmatic, his work in different mediums (film, video, installation) explore the boundary between fiction and experimental. His films have been featured in several festivals. In 2010, his first short, 'Take Me To The Water', won the Prize Of The City Of Clermont-Ferrand.

Queen Crocodile - Bruges International Film Festival - Brugge Film Festival




Synopsis: Rayna is a Bulgarian prostitute, working in Brussels’ red light district. One night, she shares a mystical and sexual moment with an African client, who dies shortly after. That night will haunt her. Running Time: 00:30:15

Festivals: Brussels Independent FF, Boston Short FF, Super Shorts London, Amsterdam Independent FF, Independent Starfilmfest, Verona IFF, West Texas Film Festival, and more.

About the director: After studies in literature and cinema, Charles Habib-Drouot created and ran the documentary production company Triptyque Films, before leaving to focus on his work as an auteur. Scriptwriter, director, editor, his work lies between fiction film, documentary and theater.