Tuesday, 18 October 2022
17:00 - 19:00
This screening session features 6 films. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
Koning Albert l-laan 200
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.
Free drink after the screening:
Thanks to our sponsors we are happy to be able to offer every visitor 1 drink at the cinema's bar (Crea Café) after the screening. Let's talk about film!
21 DAYS OF QUARANTINE (GERMANY) BY FREDERIC SCHAEFER
Synopsis: I spent 21 days in Hong kong in Quarantine. One room, 21 days, a visual diary. Running time: 00:01:04.
SEE THE SEA WITH ME (HONG KONG) BY JUNE SIU LING WONG
Synopsis: In Hong Kong there is a mountain near a prison. Many press photographers had to climb and abseil to reach the mountain because it was the only place to capture the images of the pro-democracy activists who were charged under the national security law over their organisation and participation in a primary election in 2020. Activists tried very hard to show messages towards the cameras before they got on the vehicle as they know Hongkongers need to see the hope. Running time: 00:04:28.
About the director: June is a Hong Kong visual artist. She explores city life and daily living through moving image and drawing. She graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting Major) from Hong Kong Art School & RMIT University and received a Higher Diploma in Fine Art from Hong Kong Art School in 2014. She obtained her Bachelor of Nursing in Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2010.
THERE CAN BE NO SHADOW WITHOUT LIGHT (BELGIUM) BY TUUR OOSTERLINCK
Synopsis: A person becoming self-aware through exploring the sense of hearing and observing light and shadow. This film was developed by Tuur himself in the bathroom. Running time: 00:08:00.
Selections/awards: Young Filmmakers festival Brussels, Obskuur Ghent FF (Winner Best Belgian Film), Super Shorts London.
About the director: Tuur Oosterlinck is a Belgian Audiovisual artist based in Antwerp. He graduated in Audiovisual Arts - Film at Luca School of Arts (Brussels) in 2020, and has studied Cinematography at FAMU (Prague).
THE PSYCHLIST (NORWAY) BY MARTIN A. WALTHER
Synopsis: When his daughter died under tragic events just 11 months old, the bicycle became the only rescue for Per. Running time: 00:08:00.
Selections/awards: Brussels Independent FF, Boston Short FF, Viewpoint Documentary FF, Hong Kong Arthouse FF, and more.
About the director: Martin A. Walther (1986) comes from Trondheim, Norway. He has a BA in film science from the University of Trondheim and a BA in documentary directing from University of Lillehammer. After finishing his education he worked as a teacher for three years before returning to directing film. The documentary short “Train Robbers” was his directorial debut. The film was an international success at film festival, winning several prices, and was selected for the international competition at Clermont Ferrand. 'The Psychlist' is his second film.
UN-SPOKEN WORDS OF A HEARTIST - JE SUIS NÉE DANS UN CHAOS (BELGIUM) BY NADINE BABOY, MUHIBA BOTAN
Synopsis: Nadine Baboy offers a hybrid poetic work where the dance becomes word. And in the midst of chaos, the word becomes a movement that brings a new breath of hope to humanity in search of reconnecting to the authenticity of its identity. A word is enough to reveal the essential and initiate a movement that brings a new breath to a world that has been forced to hold back its own. Running time: 00:07:26.
About the directors: Nadine Baboy is a Heartist with a passion for writing and telling stories with her artistic languages: poetry, dance, writing, theater, music, and singing. Inspired by artistic and cultural crossbreeding, she creates, writes, directs, and choreographs powerful dance poetry works including the dance-theater pieces Terre Riche (2016), Désintégration Culturelle (Prix Brussels Bijou 2017), and Un Nouveau Souffle (2020). Her creations carry a committed message and link her African roots with her European influences. Her poetic pen is staged in an original creation and remains the common thread in each of her stage and audiovisual works. Muhiba Botan (Somalia, 1988), is a visual artist. She holds a master’s degree in visual arts with a focus on photography from LUCA School of Arts in Genk, Belgium. Her work explores gender, race, and identity. As a child of refugees, she is acutely aware of the intersection between these subjects and how this impacts the social, political, and cultural issues faced by the diaspora. Her work focuses on the way we perceive each other and ourselves in society, and the causes, effects, and consequences of these views. By examining, dissecting, reimagining, and reconstructing them, she invites the viewer to do the same.
TWO MEN (NETHERLANDS) BY SUZANNE RAES
Synopsis: Ivo van Hove is a world famous director of cutting edge theatre productions. He worked together with David Bowie, Jude Law and Isabelle Huppert. Last year he made his version of the West Side story on Broadway. The role of his partner, scenographer Jan Versweyveld is less known. The couple worked together for more than 40 years. This documentary sees them working on a large-scale production called Age of Rage with their own ensemble, in which they intend to bring together everything they have learned over the past 40 years. The film focuses on the microcosm of their collaboration and unravels the story of a love that is uniquely sustained by creating great theatre together. Running time: 01:15:00.
About the director: Suzanne Raes (1969) studied Cultural Studies in Amsterdam and since 2001 she has been working as an independent director of documentaries and educational films. She makes accessible and committed films that are shown worldwide and that have a long life even after being broadcast.