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DRY SEASON (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2006)
“An unassumingly political work that unfolds with the simplicity of a parable and the gravity of a Bible story.” - New York Times Dry Season deals with the aftermath of Chad's 40-year civil war.… Read more

Dura Lex (Anke Blondé, 2011)
When two policemen arrive on Kristi's doorstep asking about human trafficking, she learns her cleaning lady may not be who she says she is. Who should Kristi believe - the cops or the woman who has b… Read more

Echo (Frédéric Roullier-Gall, 1999)
An elderly couple take a train journey and along the way reminisce about the horrifying circumstances in which they first met. The impact of their scars is all too apparent. She is blind, he is deaf.… Read more

Emile Verhaeren (Paul Haesaerts, Henri Liebrecht, 1954)
An evocation of the life and surroundings of the great Flemish poet and writer, Emile Verhaeren (1855-1916). ... Read more

ERNEST & CELESTINE (Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, 2012)
“A delightful melding of visual style and narrative pirouettes, Ernest & Celestine is a just-about-perfect hand drawn animated feature.” - Screen Daily ... Celestine is a little mouse trying to a… Read more

Etude (D. Jespers, P. Jespers, P. Puttemans, 1958)
This is an experiment, using the aesthetic aspects of a physical phenomenon to create pleasing and varied patterns on film. ... Read more

EVERYBODY FAMOUS! (Dominique Deruddere, 2000)
Jean is in a spot of bother. He has just been retrenched from his crap factory job, he has just drugged and kidnapped a prominent pop star, and he has appaling taste in clothes. He has pinned his hop… Read more

EX-DRUMMER (Koen Mortier, 2007)
Grubby, violent and propulsively energetic, Ex Drummer is blacker than Trainspotting and bleaker than L'Enfant (The Child). A gang of Flemish lowlifes are in a wannabe rock band. One of them has a l… Read more

Experts of Evil (Guido Henderckx, 1977)
An explosion in a chemical plant releases dioxyne, the defoliant used in Vietnam. The workers clean up the machinery, then show signs of a skin disease developing; professional cleaners are called in… Read more

FAREWELLS (Roland Verhavert, 1966)
The captain of a ship in port has been entrusted with a secret government mission. He gives leave to the crew, but orders them to report back each morning. As the days go by, and the sailing date sti… Read more

Femmes d'aujourd'hui (Claude A. Putzeys, 1966)
By showing various aspects of her life, this film pays homage to woman. ... Read more

FRIDAY OR ANOTHER DAY (Yvan Le Moine, 2005)
Based on Michel Tournier's novel Vendredi ou le limbes du Pacifique (a reworking of Robinson Crusoe), Friday or Another Day charts the course of the relationship between a proud thespian and a sardon… Read more

FROM THE EAST (Chantal Akerman, 1993)
This stylised documentary from the (always art) House of Akerman is the product of the director's travels from East Germany to Moscow shot over some six months. Without the conventional documentary t… Read more

FROM THE OTHER SIDE (Chantal Akerman, 2002)
Chantal Akerman's haunting new documentary focuses on the plight of Mexican workers and their attempts to cross the US border and forge a better life 'on the other side'. ... Akerman sets the story i… Read more

GOLDEN EIGHTIES (Chantal Akerman, 1986)
Chantal Akerman's Golden Eighties is an exuberant witty tongue-in-cheek musical for the modern age. The inescapable comparison is with the light-opera musicals of Jacques Demy, but Akerman's touch is… Read more

GOLDEN EIGHTIES (PG) (Chantal Akerman, 1986)
“Like Jacques Demy on speed.” - Time Out ... Chantal Akerman's candy-coloured musical is set entirely in a Parisian shopping mall, in an unashamed celebration of 80s French pop, young love and fr… Read more

Goldframe (Raoul Servais, 1969)
A great film producer always has to be first. This is his tale- a salutary one. ... Read more

Good Night (Valéry Rosier, 2008)
With monthly custody of his kids, Phillipe has a secret he's not telling them; tonight they won't be sleeping at his place. ... --- D/S Valéry Rosier P Isabelle Mathy, Denis Delcampe WS Unifrance L … Read more

Gretry (, )
This is the life-story of the Belgian composer, Gretry, whose contribution to music was in the field of opera. The film uses some intriguing technical devices, mixing drawings and live performers ing… Read more

Gridlock (Dirk Beliën, 2001)
When a commuter uses his new mobile phone to call home he starts a comic chain reaction with deadly results. Lavish production values combine with razor sharp story telling in a cautionary tale about… Read more

GUERNSEY (Nanouk Leopold, 2005)
Writer-director Nanouk Leopold's impressive second feature delves into notions of how we create distances and fall out of phase with one another. ... A strong-willed, thirty-something, wife and mothe… Read more

HAND IN HAND (Valérie Donzelli, 2012)
From the moment they meet – and against their will – Héléne and Joachim begin a lovers' dance they are powerless to stop. ... In the capital to install mirrors at the presti… Read more

Histoire du soldat inconnu (Henri Storck, 1932)
Storck's film - a minor classic - uses a montage of newsreel material to give an evocative portrait of the post World War I era, and gives a frightening prophetic picture of the inevitability of the … Read more

HOME (Ursula Meier, 2008)
“A road movie in reverse.” - filmmaker Ursula Meier ... Starring one of France's finest actresses, Isabelle Huppert, in a brilliantly modulated performance, Ursula Meier makes an ambitious filmma… Read more

Humanisme - Victoire De L'Esprit (Paul Haesaerts, 1956)
At the time of the Renaissance the Humanist movement brought about an intellectual, moral and psychological rebirth in the whole of Europe. The film, which is of a philosophical character, portrays t… Read more

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