Charles Dekeukeleire was a Belgian film director, critic and writer. This collection traces Dekeukeleire's visual deconstructions, from his first short experiment with form in Combat de boxe (1927) to his first narrative feature film The Evil Eye (1937).
Four women defy the law of silence and speak out in both frank and accurate fashion about their years as members of the Red Brigades, the largest communist terrorist organisation in post-war Italy. A personal discourse, averse to any myth, slogan or apology.
A documentary about Gigi and Monica, two street children living in a train station in Bucharest. Monica is expecting a baby. Gigi wants to leave the obscurity of the street and tells us his dreams.
A unique anthology from the oeuvre of Polish novelist Witold Gombrowicz. An actor pretends to be a writer while putting words to paper. In a series of tableaux, his texts are performed and a fascinating interplay of words and images ensues.
A videotaped journey of a plastic bottle as it is blown by the wind around Mexico City’s main square, the Zócalo.
Jan Decorte is best known as a theatre maker, although he did spend a number of dedicated early years in the film industry. He appeared in two films by Chantal Akerman and above all, in only a few years he directed three films considered milestones in Belgian cinema.
A free take on La Chinoise, a Jean-Luc Godard movie shot in 1967 in Paris. Reallocating its roles and characters fifty years later in Dakar, and updating its plot, this new version offers a meditation on the relationship between politics, justice and memory.
Eastern Belgium, beset by linguistic confrontations and an agriculture in decline. The film’s emotional context is just as dramatic: the death of a young farmer’s father. Will he decide to take on the farm or build a new life in the city?
After 44 years filmmaker Boris Lehman returns to Lausanne, where he was born in 1944. His parents, both Polish Jews, sought refuge in the city during the German occupation. Lehman remembers next to nothing of the episode. A film like a time machine.
Over a period of 15 years Boris Lehman recorded countless conversations with professional friends such as Jean-Rouch, Jonas Mekas and Robert Kramer. The result is a monumental work, an eight-hour long manifesto in defense of independent cinema.
Francis Alÿs pushes a large block of ice through the streets of Mexico City and leaves a trail of meltwater.
Two dance films and three documentaries about Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's dance company Rosas.
A fascinating documentary about the Radio Free-movement in Europe, which gives voice, for instance, to the anti-nuclear campaigns, student protests in Italy, and problems of racism encountered by immigrants.
The pessimistic howl of the megalopolis, which tracks the wanderings of a tormented man in the port city of Antwerp through strongly expressionistic imagery. He can only count on the understanding of an orphan and two disillusioned women.
Lawyer Govert Miereveld teaches at a girls' school in a provincial town. He harbours a secret platonic love for his pupil Fran, which plunges him into a downward spiral of mental disorientation. A masterpiece of Belgian magic realism.
Not far from Los Angeles lies the unfinished desert city of California City. A 25-year-old Lashay T. Warren attempts to build a new life there. A visual rummage through the dusty streets that Lashay playfully describes.
Using letters from famous visitors to Paris - Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Rainer Maria Rilke - the magical image of the city of lights is linked to that of a banal consumerism. A visual essay about the experience of observing and being observed in a Paris with many faces.