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IF THE WIND FRIGHTENS YOU (Emile Degélin, 1960)
Pierre and Claude, brother and sister, spend their holidays camping on the sands of the North Sea coast. Living together and seeing the same people the year round has created between them a bond to w… Read more

IGGY POP: LIVE AT THE A VENUE B (Serge Bergli, 2000)
The hard facts are that Iggy Pop is now, at 55, the age of most grandfathers and can still rock, shock and roll harder than most pups half his age. A veteran of more than 30 years in the music biz (a… Read more

Ile de Pâques (John Farnhout, 1935)
Filmed during Franco-Belgian anthropological expedition of 1934-35 to Easter Island. Contains unique views of the island and islanders. Shows removal of statue by the expedition. ... Read more

IN BRUGES (Martin McDonagh, 2008)
“Just when you think you've seen every possible variation on the hit-man genre, Irish playwright Martin McDonagh… has fashioned an audacious combination of Old World grace and modern ultravi… Read more

IN THE BATTLEFIELDS (Danielle Arbid, 2004)
[In the Battlefields], which premiered in Cannes' Directors' Fortnight and also screened in Venice, is an evocative and acutely observed work that marks the emergence of a great filmmaking talent. Di… Read more

IN THE NAME OF THE FUHRER (Lydia Chagoll, 1979)
The focus of this film is on the Nazi attitude towards children, their own as well as those of Jewish birth. For their own it meant the calculation of belief in the Aryan myth and the intense hatred … Read more

INDIGENES (Rachid Bouchareb, 2006)
A multiple award-winner, including two wins at Cannes and a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. Indigènes pays its dues to the forgotten soldiers of World War II, the N… Read more

IRINA PALM (Sam Garbarski, 2006)
Marianne Faithfull is unforgettable as a middle-class, middle-aged frump who takes a job at a sex club. Maggie's small grandson, Olly, will die unless he gets to Australia for an operation that's onl… Read more

JEANNE DIELMAN (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
In the space of a few years, Jeanne Dielman has become known as one of the most important works of modern cinema. In it the director, Chantal Akerman, while using conventional narrative elements (the… Read more

John (Genevieve Mersch, 1995)
A young woman in Brussels refuses to relinquish a summer relationship with her American boyfriend in Boston. Due in large part to the outstanding performance of Dominique Baeyens as 'Juliette', this … Read more

JUST ANYBODY (Jacques Doillon, 2007)
“Since he is just anybody, he could be just any bastard.” - filmmaker Jacques Doillon ... Camille is in her 20s and already weighed down by the ugliness of reality. With her life lacking the inte… Read more

KHADAK (Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth, 2006)
“Beads together complex ideas and gorgeously wrought segments like pearls on a string.” - Variety Bagi is a nomadic shepherd living in Mongolia. As another harsh winter approaches, a plague desc… Read more

Kitsiumbanyi (Fernand Tack, 1961)
A fascinating account of the eruption of the volcano Nyamuragia in the Congo. ... Read more

Kwiz (Renaud Callebaut, 2006)
Armed with mobile phones two older ladies face off in a waiting room. Who will be the Kwiz Master?--- ... D/P/S Renaud Callebaut TD 35mm/col/2006/5 mins ... Read more

L'Encadré (Manuel Gomez, 1991)
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L'homme Qui Osa (J. P. Nelis, 1965)
This is the story of a group of people who were lost without a trace in a distant, bog-infested land and the mystery of their disappearance could not be solved until an adventurer appears on the scen… Read more

L'homme Seul (Patrick Ledoux, 1963)
Using skilfully edited archive material, the film examines some facets of Nazism and the resistance to it. ... Jury Prize, Tours Festival; Grand Prix, Bergamo Festival; Prize of the Catholic League, … Read more

La Chanson-Chanson (Xavier Diskeuve, 2002)
Unknown Belgian singer (and yokel) Walter is selected to appear in La Chanson-Chanson, a famous show on French television. The problem is: how to get to Paris? When his cousin Jacques, a taciturn far… Read more

LADY CHATTERLEY (Pascale Ferran, 2006)
“We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.” - Lady Chatterley's Lover Lady Chatterley, adapted from D.H. Lawrence's celebrated novel, tells of the awakening of a married woman who… Read more

LE DÉPART (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1967)
In The Departure, Jerzy Skolimowski, director of two previous festival films, Walkover and Barrier, has made his first film outside Poland. It was shot in Brussels with a French-speaking cast, and th… Read more

LE GRAND SOIR (Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern, 2012)
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. ... Jean-Pierre is a respectable, straitlaced mattress salesman, the polar opposite of his brother, Not, who calls himself “the ol… Read more

Le Guide (Dimitri Karakatsanis, 2001)
A couple drive to the country for a picnic. On a deserted road they hit a dog, but when the man climbs out to check for damage, the dog has disappeared. A surreal thriller about a stretch of road tha… Read more

Le Rouge, Le Rouge et Le Rouge (Jean-Jacques Andrien, 1972)
The transformation of the face of a woman anticipating the possible realisation of an idea, a desire and an image. ... Read more

An hilarious and bizarre family chronicle, Les Convoyeurs Attendent (The Carriers are Waiting) covers one year in the life of the Walloon family. Stuck in a dismal factory district on the outskirts o… Read more

Lift (Lorisgnol Philippe, 1973)
A clerk re-ties his tie in the lift during its thirty-second journey from his flat to the ground floor. During the following days, he gradually adds to his sartorial activities, then extends his rang… Read more

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