May 2011 Issue
|PETER KRÜGER'S ANTWERP CENTRAL|
|Peter Krüger's 'Antwerp Central' has been awarded the GRAND PRIX at FIFA (Montréal) and has now been released in cinemas.|
Peter Krüger’s creative documentary Antwerp Central, produced by Sophimages, has won the GRAND PRIZE at this year’s 29th International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal. Currently the film has been released in cinemas. This week in Metropolis/Antwerpen & Studio Skoop/Gent.
In Antwerp Central, the director takes the viewer on a journey through the physical and mental space of Antwerp’s railway cathedral, from its construction to the present day. Drawing inspiration from the book Austerlitz by WG Sebald, screenwriter/director Peter Krüger approaches Antwerp Central Railway Station as a magical realist location, where present and past, history and daily life, fiction and reality are in constant flux.
**** An excellent documentary. A fascinating and surprising journey through time and space. (Jan Temmerman, De Morgen)
*** A timeless poem, beautiful and melancholic as a train disappearing in the night. (Erik Stockman, Humo)
*** Antwerp Central is a filmtrip through a visual and mental space where historic, anthropological, narrative and poetic dimensions interact with each other. (Filmmagie)
Writer / Director Peter Krüger, Starring Johan Leysen Photography Rimvydas Leipus Music Walter Hus Editing Els Voorspoels & Nico Leunen Sound design Charo Calvo & Stephan Dunkelman Producer Jan Roekens / Sophimages Developed with the support of MEDIA programme of the European Union Produced with the support of Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Eurostation and the Taxshelter of Belgian federal Government, Nationale Lotery In coproduction with R.T.B.F. - secteur Documentaires In collaboration with RSI & Canvas.
|L'ILE DESERTE BY STEVE THIELEMANS|
|L'Ile Déserte has been awarded 'BEST BELGIAN DOCUMENTARY' at Docville (Leuven)|
L'Ile Déserte of previous Wildcard-winner Steve Thielemans has been awarded Best Belgian Documentary at DOCVILLE, the International Documentary Film Festival in Leuven (May 3, 2011).
Seventeen-year-old Mamebou lives in the last house in a dead-end street in Brussels. When he was twelve, he first collided with law and justice. Ever since, Mamebou is struggling to give his life meaning. But his drug addiction, poverty and a negative self-image prevent him for getting his life back on track. His family and society as a whole seem incapable of providing a solution to his standstill. Mamebou's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as he is seeking a way to escape his cul-de-sac. L'Ile Déserte is an uncompromising but intimate dark portrait of a youngster trying to cope with his destiny.
Writer / Director Steve Thielemans Editing Steve Thielemans, Michel Hubignon, Jan De Coster Music S.D. Willems Mixing Peter van Laerhoven Producer Peter Krüger for Inti Films Produced with the support of Wild Card/The Flemish Audiovisual Fund & VRT.