This year, documentaries and drama films will feature together in the Official Competition, which will showcase 15 films, including Cowboy, Benoît Mariage’s latest film as festival opener.
French-language productions take center stage at this event, with films such as Flight of the Red Balloon by the Taiwanese filmmaker Hsiao-hsien Hou and Beneath the Rooftops of Paris by the Turkish director Hiner Saleem included in the program.
Among French productions, audiences will have the chance to see the documentary by Sandrine Bonnaire Elle s'appelle Sabine, 24 Mesures by Jalil Lespert, Le Fils de l'épicier by Eric Guirado, and Always Wanted to Be a Gangster by Samuel Benchetrit, which is scheduled as closing film.
The African continent will be represented by Andalucia by the Senegalese director Alain Gomis, Kinshasa Palace by the Congolese director Zeka Laplaine, and Délice Paloma and La Maison Jaune by the Algerians Nadir Moknèche and Amor Hakkar. Productions from a host of other countries also feature, such as the Romanian film Le Reste est Silence by Nae Caranfil), the Lebanese film Under the Bombs by Philippe Aractingi, and the Quebec productions Bluff by Simon Olivier Fecteau and Marc André Lavoie and Continental, A Film Without Guns by Stéphane LaFleur.
With over 60 national productions showcased in the various festival sections, Belgium is strongly represented at this year’s festival. Among these titles we can mention the co-productions La Face cachée by Bernard Campan and Max & Co by Frédéric and Samuel Guillaume. Other less recent productions will also be presented in special screenings, including La Raison du plus faible by Lucas Belvaux and Nue propriété by Joachim Lafosse.
Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST