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BETRAYAL, THE (Philippe Faucon, 2005)
“Telling his story in a direct, straightforward manner, (Philippe) Faucon avoids the temptation of creating action for its own sake. This is not a war film; the conflict is in the people's heads an… Read more

BEYOND THE HILLS (Cristian Mungiu, 2012)
“A brilliant, scary portrayal of irrationality and fear in Europe's dark heart.” - The Guardian ... When twenty-something Alina arrives in Moldavia to remove her childhood friend Voichita from an… Read more

Big Bill Blues (Jean Delire, 1957)
Belgium Television was persuaded to co-operate in making this film at the time when the famous blues singer, Big Bill Bronzy, was in Brussels for a concert. It is set in an actual existentialist-type… Read more

Bolero (Jean-Marc Laudier, )
Ravel's most popular work is danced by the Belgian 20th Century Ballet, with choreography by Maurice Bejart. This is a straightforward cinematic record of the performance with neither tricks nor fril… Read more

BOYS AND GIRLS (Etienne Perier, 1967)
Ten non-conforming youngsters rent a rambling old mansion for an experiment in communal living to do as they please while deferring acceptance of the responsibilities of adulthood. Their initial enth… Read more

BRENDAN AND THE SECRET OF KELLS (Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey, 2009)
“Visually ravishing and doused in Celtic magic.” - Screen International ... Brought to life through vivid hand-drawn animation, Brendan and the Secret of Kells takes its inspiration from one of t… Read more

BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, The (Felix van Groeningen, 2012)
"Intensely moving … a bracing emotional roller coaster." - Hollywood Reporter ... A huge hit in its native Belgium and winner of the Berlin Panorama's Audience Award, Felix van Groeningen's (T… Read more

BRUSSELS BY NIGHT (Marc Didden, 1983)
Brussets By Night is an astonishing feature film debut. Max gets up one morning, drinks some milk, fires a gun into his mouth... but the bullet isn't in that chamber. He wanders aimlessly through Bru… Read more

Brussels Inferno (Marc Levie, 1978)
First, with fire and flame, silent witnesses of the history of Brussels recall the city's,turbulent past and tell of its growth from its legendary origins to its place today at the crossroads of Euro… Read more

BUFFALO BOY (Minh Nguyen-Vo, 2004)
The striking debut feature of Minh Nguyen-vo, which won him the Youth Jury and Leopard awards at Lorcano last year, marks him as a filmmaker to look out for. ... Set in Indochina in 1940, his [Buffal… Read more

BULLHEAD (Michaël R. Roskam, 2011)
A box office hit in Belgium, the crime drama Bullhead takes us on a disturbing journey into the darkened soul of a broken man. ... In the expanses of the farmlands of Flanders, the hulking Jacky trie… Read more

CAGES (Olivier Masset-Depasse, 2006)
“The ‘erotic thriller' is a genre now long since bastardized by Hollywood. But here is the real article…” - Toronto Film Festival Eve and Damien are passionately in love. Together, they… Read more

CARRÉ BLANC (Jean Baptiste Leonetti, 2011)
“Jean-Baptiste Léonetti's mesmerizing first feature recalls the bitingly literate social commentary of Albert Camus, Aldous Huxley and Franz Kafka… with a little Terry Gilliam (circa Brazil… Read more

Cold Storage (Oliver Masset-Depasse, 2000)
Rita works with her mother Nicole running the family butchers Rita wants to leave but not before she witnesses some small sign of tenderness from her mother. What will it take before that occurs? ... Read more

COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING (Anja Daelemans,Kim Gwang Hun,Nicholas Bonner, 2012)
"Cheerfully smashing perceptions of North Korea as a shuttered nation, Comrade Kim Goes Flying proves that cooperation with the West really is possible, at least in cinema." – Variety ... … Read more

CONGO RIVER: BEYOND DARKNESS (Thierry Michel, 2006)
The wild, natural beauty of the Congo and the people who call this river home are the subjects of Thierry Michel's exotic documentary. Journeying from the mouth to the source of the world's greatest… Read more

CONGRESS, The (Ari Folman, 2013)
The only way Robin Wright can succeed in Hollywood's technicolour cesspit is to sell herself... literally. ... Ari Folman's follow-up to the heartrending rotoscoped war meditation Waltz With Bashir (… Read more

Constantin Brancusi (Julien Pappé, 1972)
The great sculptor's work, and his contribution to contemporary art. ... Read more

Crossroads of Life (, 1948)
Illustrates the many causes of juvenile delinquency with particular reference to adverse environmental influences. Shows how, in a number of countries, the problem of delinquency is being transferred… Read more

DARWIN'S NIGHTMARE (Hubert Sauper, 2004)
With virtuoso skill and devastating insight, [Darwin's Nightmare] accumulates the myriad human aspects of a compelling story to create a comprehensive, harrowing look at the human costs of the exploi… Read more

DAY OF THE CROWS, The (Jean-Christophe Dessaint, 2012)
"Combining elements of Shrek and Truffaut's The Wild Child." – Hollywood Reporter ... This debut feature from skilled French animator Jean-Christophe Dessaint is both beautifully crafted a… Read more

De Renoir à Picasso (Paul Haesaerts, 1951)
Using as examples the work of Renoir, Seurat and Picasso, this film seeks to establish three broad divisions of art: the sensual, the intellectual and the emotional. A most stimulating and striking p… Read more

DEATH FOR SALE (Faouzi Bensaïdi, 2011)
"A gritty and stylized urban thriller with strong social overtones ... marked by solid performances and a convincingly dark atmosphere." – Hollywood Reporter ... In the Moroccan port city of Te… Read more

Dieric Bouts (André Delvaux, 1975)
In making his documentary on Dirk Bouts, André Delvaux contrasts the work of a 15th Century painter with that of a film maker. ... Read more

DOUBLE TAKE (Johan Grimonprez, 2009)
“Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up every time.” - Alfred Hitchcock ... Through a feverish assemblage of mid-20th century advertising, newsree… Read more

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