Eric de Kuyper goes Bologna

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My Life As An Actor has been screened at the 30th Bologna Film Festival – Il Cinema Ritrovato. Together with the actor Adrian Mirza and his partner-in-crime Emile Poppe he presented his first new feature film since 25 years.

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Anoranza selected for Golden Apricot Film Festival

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Anoranza the documentary about Cuba directed by Flo Flamme is selected for the Golden Apricot Festival 2016.

Half a century ago, Cuba got disconnected and missed out on globalization. What supposed to be a revolution resulted in drastic boundary. Trapped between the walls of the ocean, the older Cubans’ worldview and ideals mutated inch by inch. Recently a pragmatic gamble of using capitalism to save socialism paid off, but it nevertheless produced a disorientated generation. In their autumn days the international travel agents send buses full of ambassadors of a never-never land. It triggers their longing for a vanished time and places they have never seen. In Añoranza their dreams take off one last time, unhindered by delays, available seats or traffic jams.
Anoranza was written & directed by Flo Flamme and produced by Minds Meet with the of the VAF and CFWB.

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Danse Macabre goes Lucas

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Danse Macabre by Michael Van Ostade is selected for LUCAS, the German International Festival for Young Filmlovers. This festival was founded in 1977 and is Germany’s longest standing children’s film festival, which showcases only German premieres, including around a dozen feature films and short films. The festival’ target audience is children between 4 and 12 years old.

Danse Macabre was written by Michael and Andrew Van Ostade, directed by Michael Van Ostade and produced by Minds Meet with the Wildcard support of the VAF.

Danse Macabre selected for the Brazilian Belo Horizonte Short Film Festival.

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Danse Macabre by Michael Van Ostade is selected for the Brazilian Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival. FESTCURTASBH 2015, in short, celebrates its 17th edition with the screening of 136 Brazilian and international short films, establishing its diversity and maintaining a curatorship committed to presenting the audience with different works that, within their specificities, are solid and can best express the Festival’s purposes.

Danse Macabre was written by Michael and Andrew Van Ostade, directed by Michael Van Ostade and produced by Minds Meet with the Wildcard support of the VAF.

Films by Eric de Kuyper presented in New York

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This April, Spectacle is pleased to present the first ever New York City retrospective of the films of Eric de Kuyper. Perhaps best known for co-writing Chantal Akerman’s JE, TU, IL, ELLE; LA CAPTIVE and DEMAIN ON DEMENAGE, the Flemish-Belgian critic and semiologist has directed several films of his own, from 1982’s CASTA DIVA to 2015’s MY LIFE AS AN ACTOR. Predominately preoccupied with homosexuality, film theory, and its modes of expression, de Kuyper’s oeuvre – as captured in this four film survey – is at once academic and affecting, eminently referential and utterly his own.


Danse Macabre op Leuven kort

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Danse Macabre, een korte film die Michael Van Ostade realiseerde met de steun van een VAF Wildcard, gaat in première op het Internationaal Kortfilmfestival van Leuven. De film maakt er zijn opwachting binnen de Competitie voor Vlaamse fictiefilms en is daarmee de derde VAF Wildcardfilm die te zien zal zijn op het festival. Het uitgebreide programma bevast daarnaast opnieuw tal van talent van eigen bodem.

Met de steun van de Wildcard uitgereikt door het Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF), goed voor een startbudget van 60.000€, draaide de regisseur Danse macabre, een jeugdig avontuur over een bang, jong meisje. Esther doet alles in haar macht om zelfs niet vluchtig te hoeven kijken. Ze loopt weg van haar verplichting dat op zijn beurt een reeks vreemde ontmoetingen teweeg brengt. In de cast zien we Alix Cale, Kirsten Pieters en Maarten Mertens.


Eric de Kuyper retrospective

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Vanaf 11 december organiseert de Cinematek een cyclus met het werk van Eric de Kuyper. Ontdek zelf parels zoals Naughty Boys of A Strange Love Affair en nieuw werk. PIRATES ON THE COUCH is een opvoering van work in progress, een eigenzinnige theatervoorstelling van een film in de maak. En MY LIFE AS AN ACTOR is de uiteindelijke film. Allebei te ontdekken de komende maand in de Cinematek.