Film Countries Archives: Belgium

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Moune Ô [short film]

  Maxime Jean-Baptiste

  Belgium     17 minutes

Synopsis

Moune Ô repurposes footage from a film premiere party to reveal the survival of colonial inheritance within the western collective unconscious.

This film screens as part of Shorts 8: Whirlwinds (Experimental)

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Luce and the Rock [short film]

  Britt Raes

  Belgium     13 minutes

Synopsis

A small child befriends a giant rock who seems to have lost its home.

This film screens as part of Shorts 9: Outside the Lines (Family Friendly Animation)

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Collection of four animated film stills representing Shorts Program 9

Shorts 9: Outside the Lines (Family Friendly Animation)

  Various

  Belgium, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States     74 minutes

Synopsis

This group of fun, energetic, emotional, and beautifully made animated works will capture the imaginations of audiences of all ages. Featuring works by Solène Bosseboeuf, Flore Dechorgnat, Tiphaine Klein, Auguste Lefort, Antoine Rossi, Bret Parker, Chiang Yao, Wendy Wai Yi Kong, India Barnardo, Sean McCarron, Ana Gusson, Kris Theorin and Britt Raes.

A father takes his baby out for a leisurely kayaking trip, which turns out to be not so relaxing in Kayak (France). Pete (US) is a coming-of-age story about not conforming to gender norms, and the champions whose support makes all the difference. Mr. Cat’s severe fear of water has stopped him from achieving his dreams, until one day he makes a new friend who motivates him to persevere Impurrfection (Taiwan). A farm boy falls in love at first sight with a mysterious girl riding a Cow (Hong Kong). An epic battle breaks out between a cat and a moth in order to win the perfect spot on the couch in Cat and Moth (UK). An eccentric boy has trouble fitting in at school due to his obsession with crows in Corvine (Canada). A pre-teen is caught between what her mother wants her to be, and what she wants for herself in Pivot (Canada). A family is visited by a mysterious and invisible being with a taste for TV in Grump in the Night (US). A small child befriends a giant rock who seems to have lost its home in Luce and the Rock (Belgium).

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sun, Oct 23 @ 2:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.

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Collection of four experimental film stills representing Shorts Program 8

Shorts 8: Whirlwinds (Experimental)

  Various

  Argentina, Belgium, Denmark, Iran, United States     83 minutes

Synopsis

Radical tools are at play in this daring collection of shorts that take viewers on an experience like no other. Featuring works by Crystal Z Campbell, Jeppe Lange, María Silvia Esteve, Marayam Tafakory, and Maxime Jean-Baptiste. 

An archive of pareidolia, a condition in which someone sees a pattern or image of something that does not exist, is narrated by a descendent of exodusters in Revolver (US). Abyss (Denmark) is a chain of 10,000 images found through Google’s reverse image search. A primal chaos takes place as artificial consciousness is formed. The Spiral (Argentina) chronicles a woman’s downward spiral as an anxiety attack discloses a complex labyrinth of emotions and fears. Since 1979, Iranian filmmakers have been prohibited from depicting men and women touching on screen. Since then, directors have relied on cinematic tricks to represent intimate moments and powerful emotions. Nazarbazi (Iran) collages these moments into a powerful poem about love and desire. Moune Ô (Belgium) repurposes footage from a film premiere’s party to reveal the survival of colonial inheritance within the western collective unconscious.

Note: The film Nazarbazi is not available as part of the streaming program.

Screenings & Events

Screening

Tue, Oct 18 @ 6:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.

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Return to Seoul Retour à Séoul

  Davy Chou

  South Korea, France, Germany, Belgium, Quatar     115 minutes

Synopsis

After an impulsive travel decision to visit friends, Freddie, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, where she was born before being adopted and raised in France. Freddie suddenly finds herself embarking on an unexpected journey in a country she knows so little about, taking her life in new directions.

 English, French, Korean with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Tue, Oct 18 @ 8:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

Film Credits

  •   Charlotte Vincent, Katia Khazak
  •   Davy Chou
  •   Dounia Sichov
  •   Thomas Favel
  •   Ji-min Park, Kwang-Rok Oh, Guka Han, Sun-Young Kim, Yoann Zimmer, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Ouk-Sook Hur, Émeline Briffaud, Cheol-Hyun Lim, Seung-Beom Son, Dong-Seok Kim
  •   Vincent Villa
  •   Ha Min-Ho, Davy Chou
  •   Aurora Films
  •   https://www.sonyclassics.com/film/returntoseoul/