Un Monde

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Synopsis

Set in Belgium, the film follows 7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel going back to school. When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him by warning their father. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora will ultimately try to find her place, torn between children’s and adult’s worlds.

Written and directed by Laura Wandel
Produced by Dragons Films (BE)
Coproduced by Lunanime
Cast: Maya Vanderbeque, Günter Duret, Karim Leklou, Laura Verlinden
Supported by: Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, VOO & BeTV, Lumière Invest

Genre: Drama feature film

Josep

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Synopsis
February 1939. Overwhelmed by the Republicans fleeing Franco’s dictatorship, the French government confines them in concentration camps. Two men will become friends. On is guard and the other is Josep Bartolí, drawer and anti-Franco combatant.

Director: Aurel
Scenario: Jean-Louis Milesi
Produced by: Serge Lalou – Les films d’Ici Méditerranée
Production Company: Imagic Telecom, France 3 Cinéma, Les Films du Poisson Rouge, Lunanime, Tchack, In Efecto, Les Fées Spéciale

Benelux Distributor:  Lumière Publishing

International Sales: The Party Film Sales

 

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Cleo

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Synopsis

17-year-old Cleo survives a tragic car accident in which both her parents lose their lives. Her grandmother tries to offer Cleo and her brother a home, but ends up bearing the brunt of a rebellious teenager, who searches for comfort with the 12-year older and mysterious Leos.

Directed and writen by Eva Cools
Cast: Anna Franziska Jäger, Yolande Moreau, Roy Aernouts, Martha Canga Antonio, Natali Broods, Lucie Debay, Ishaq El Akel

Production Company: Lunanime

Sales and distribution : Lumière Publishing (Benelux), Be for Films (Worldwide)

Genre: Drama, feature

Running time : 110′

Language : Dutch, French

        

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Mia

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Mia tells the story of a home nurse whom we follow on what appears to be an ordinary day. The encounters she has ultimately lead to a confrontation with herself.

Director: Christina Vandekerckhove
Production Company: Lunanime, InHinterland
Cast: Sofie Decleir, Billy Valcke, Ilse de Koe, Tibo Vandenborre, Viviane De Muynck, Pieter Genard, Dolores Bouckaert, Christine Verheyden

Festival distribution (worldwide) : Agence belge du court métrage

International sales : Lumière Publishing

Genre: Fiction, short

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Mosaic

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In the oldest city of the Middle East, a Kurdish student, a Muslim musician and a Christian little girl are part of a cultural mosaic. When vicious noises bring war upon their city, a mysterious sunfish appears to save them.

Written and directed by Imge Özbilge

Co-directed by Sine Özbilge

Produced by Annemie Degryse

In Co-production with Anne-Laure Guégan, Géraldine Sprimont 

 Sales & Distribution by MIYU (worldwide), Lumière Publishing (Benelux)

Duration: 14:45

Technique : Traditional & 2D animation , Watercolouring

Genre: Animation short film

      

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Directors statement 

Coming from a multicultural background Imge Özbilge has been interested in the clash of cultures.
The duality between tradition and modernity, the East and the West is a recurring topic in the artist and directors works. Mosaic is handling a fragile topic with the intention of breaking certain prejudgments created by the Media towards Middle Eastern cultures. The vocabulary used in the media and our daily news addressing people in need as ‘refugees’ or as a ‘problem’ is creating a distance from the humanitarian aspect. The Middle East is a culturally rich and very diverse geography where many cultures have lived together throughout centuries. Mosaic aims to remind its audience about this multiculturality by portraying divers yet ordinary people from daily life. One of the main challenges in creating the characters of Mosaic was to give them traditional Middle Eastern assets without orientalising them.
During the creation of the world of Mosaic the directors aimed to mirror the odd beauty that is coming out of the clash of traditions and post capitalism in our ‘modern’ world. Migration has always been a part of human history. It is the mix of cultures which has enriched our societies throughout time. At times like these it is crucial to remember that Humanity comes above all Nations.

Imge Özbilge’s Graduation film ‘Camouflage’ premiered in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. This selection opened up many new possibilities for the young director. In 2018, Imge started collaborating with her sister Sine Özbilge on Sine’s debut film ‘#21XOXO’, which premiered in 2019 at the BFI Film Festival in London. It won several awards and continues to be in the festival circuit. During the production of #21XOXO, Imge was simultaneously developing her next short film ‘Mosaic’ produced by Lunanime and co-directed by Sine Özbilge.

Biography

Next to directing animated short movies, Imge Özbilge is also experimenting with the medium of animation as an art form. She analyses the boarders between animated film and installation art, questioning its midpoints and distinctions . Imge’s work is based on research and starts with a conceptual question, followed by the exploration of new visual worlds. Between 2009 and 2012, the artist conducted a research on the visualization of middle eastern mythologies. During this process she developed a passion for miniature art. Between 2014 and 2016, she inquired about the contemporary use of this art-form and wrote her thesis ‘Contemporary Ottoman Miniatures’. The surreal elements of her work are based on myths inspired by miniature art and are also a reflections of her own reality.

Lola Vers La Mer

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Just when Lola, 18 years old and transgender, learns that she can finally have surgery, her mother, who is her only financial support, passes away. Abiding by her mother’s last wishes, Lola and her father, who are permanently in conflict and have not seen each other for two years, undertake a journey all the way to the Belgian coast. They realize the outcome of the journey may not be the one they were both expecting…

Genre: Feature film, drama
Format:
87′
Language:
French
Cast:  
Mya Bollaers, Benoît Magimel, Anemone Valcke,  Els Deceukelier
Director:
Laurent Micheli
Scenario: Laurent Micheli
Production Company: Wrong Men, Lunanime, 10:15! Production

Grond (Soil)

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Synopsis

Anyone who, as a Muslim, kicks the bucket in Belgium, saddles their next of kin with a delicate dilemma: “Do we bury them here or in the country of origin?” The young Ishmael ‘Smile’ Boulasmoum, who together with his sister inherits his father’s repatriation business, finds a solution: what if we bring soil from Morocco to bury our dead in it? We’re starting a business in soil! Without realizing it, they open Pandora’s ‘coffin’.

Writers:  Zouzou Ben Chikha, Wannes Cappelle, Dries Heyneman
Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Mathieu Mortelmans

Producer: Jan De Clercq (Lunanime)
Belgian broadcaster: VIER (SBS Belgium)

Genre: dramedy
Running time:
8 x 45′
Language: Dutch, French, Arabic

Kom hier dat ik u kus

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Synopsis
When Mona is nine, her mother dies in a car accident. Her father Vincent finds another lover called Marie, who is younger and very demanding as she claims all the attention as “new” mother. Mona needs to call her ‘mom’ and on top of that Marie gets pregnant soon after moving in with their family. Mona makes the best of it in her own way as she feels responsible for the success of this new family, even though it is at the expensive of her own feelings. We follow her throughout her childhood, twenties and thirties and see how she starts to realize she has to stop letting people walk all over her.

Based on the book “Kom hier dat ik u kus” by Griet Op de Beeck.

Directors & writers: Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Koevorden

Producers: Submarine (NL), Lunanime (BE)

Genre: drama, tragi-comedy
Running time: 100′
Language: Dutch

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Coppelia

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Coppelia combines enchanting animation and live action dance in a modern retelling of the love story between Swan and Franz, jeopardised by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Coppelius and his uncannily beautiful protégé Coppelia. Through Swan’s quest to uncover the truth about the charismatic doctor, the townspeople come to learn that in an increasingly image conscious culture – it’s never been more important to be yourself.

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Innovative family feature Coppelia combines enchanting animation and live action dance in a modern retelling of the love story between Swan and Franz, jeopardised by Dr. Coppelius and his uncannily beautiful protégé Coppelia. With a diverse and world-class cast including Michaela DePrince, Daniel Camargo, Vito Mazzeo and Dame Darcey Bussell, DBE, the unconventional adaptation sees Dr. Coppelius (Mazzeo) as a cosmetic surgeon, whose lure of superficial beauty poisons the town. Swan (DePrince) must uncover the truth about the popular newcomer who puts her community and the life of her beloved Franz (Daniel Camargo) in danger. Modern and fast paced, the dialogue-free film features a blend of musical influences from classical to electronic, bringing the story to life like never before. As the townspeople come to learn, in the age of social media and an increasingly image conscious
culture – it’s never been more important to be yourself.

Cast: Michaela dePrince, Erica Horwood, Daniel Camargo
Director: Jeff Tudor, Steven De Beul, Ben Tesseur
Writers: Tamara Bos, Steven De Beul, Ben Tesseur, Jeff Tudor
Choreographer: Ted Brandsen
Producers: Submarine (NL), Motion Works (D), Lunanime (BE)
Genre: feature cross media (animation & ballet) project
Running time: 80′

Coppelia is produced by award-winning creators Submarine (Undone, Amazon Prime), and 3 Minutes West in co-production with MotionWorks and Lunanime. The film is directed by Jeff Tudor, Steven de Beul and Ben Tesseur, choreographed by the Director of Dutch National Ballet Ted Brandsen with original music from Maurizio Malagnini (Call the Midwife, Peter and Wendy). Urban Distribution International handles sales for the project, which is launching at Berlin EFM.

La Costa Dorada

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In order to help her parents who are affected by the crisis in Spain, Erika leaves for a job on the Costa Dorada coast. There, she will sing for tourists while in Madrid one of the most important demonstrations of the ‘Indignados’ social movement is about to take place. Alone in an unknown city, she finds herself confronted even more brutally with the crisis.

Director and script: Noémie Gruner

 

Producers: Perspective Films, Need Productions, Lunanime

Genre : Animated short

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