Gangsterdam

Director: Romain Lévy
Cast:
Kev Adams, Manon Azem, Rutger Hauer, Côme Levin, Manu Payet, Patrick Timsit
Producers: Les Productions du Trésor, Lunanime

Synopsis

Ruben, Durex and Nora are all students in their final year of uni.

Suffering from a lack of self-confidence, Ruben has already failed his exams once and is too shy to admit he has feelings for Nora. His childhood friend Durex, who is possibly the most annoying guy in the world, isn’t much help on either front. When Ruben finds out that Nora has a side job as a drug dealer, and is about to leave for Amsterdam to bring back a new type of drug, Ruben plucks up the courage to go with her. The trip to Amsterdam is the perfect chance for Ruben to finally seduce Nora, but unfortunately for him, Durex decides to tag along for the ride.

As the trio explore Europe’s craziest capital, their lives become a lot more complicated when they find out that the drug they’ve come to collect belongs to Amsterdam’s most notorious criminals. Ruben, Durex and Nora quickly realise that if they want to get their old lives back they’ll have to stop acting like losers and become real heroes.

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Comedy
Netherlands Film Fund
Studio Canal

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La Rançon de la Gloire

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Original title: The Price of Fame
Director: 
Xavier Beauvois
Cast: Benoît Poelvoorde, Roschdy Zeù, Séli Gmach, Chiara Mastroianni
Producers: Wy Not Productions, Les Films Du Fleuve, Lunanime, Rita Productions, Arches Films, France 3 Cinéma

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On the shores of Lake Geneva lies the small Swi ss town of Vevey. It’s the end of the 70s. On his release from prison, Eddy – a hard-drinking, 40-year-old Belgian – is met by his friend Osman. They’ve made a deal: Osman will let Eddy stay in his shed, and in exchange, Eddy will take care of his 7-year-old daughter Samira while her mother is in the hospital. It’s the Christmas season, but their shared, grinding poverty has made Eddy quite bitter. Then Charlie Chaplin’s death is announced, as well as the true extent of his fabulous wealth. Eddy starts daydreaming… and comes up with a crazy idea: what if he stole the actor’ s corpse and demanded a ransom from the family? Loosely based on real events, THE PRICE OF FAME spins a web around the audacious concept of a resuscitated Chaplin, a Chaplin whose soul gradually possesses the minds of these two misfits, until their journey becomes a tale worthy of the Little Tramp himself!

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Comedy, drama
150′
French
Belgian Tax Shelter
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The Mole Whisperer

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Directors: Stanley Duchateau and Olivier Schrauwen
Writers: Stanley Duchateau and Olivier Schrauwen
Produced by: Lunanime

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All Pé Pé le Pi wants is to be left alone. One day, he encounters a woman and her loud children. The see him as a perfect family father. He tries to get rid of them but his efforts continuously fail and they take him to the deepest caves of hell. Finally, he has no choice but to give in to the oppressing grip of family life and he actually starts to enjoy it.

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Animated short
11’11”
no dialogue
2D computer animation
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Lumière

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Meisje

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Director:  Dorothée Van Den Berghe
Cast: Charlotte Vanden Eynde, Els Dottermans, Frieda Pittoors, Matthias Schoenaerts, Wim Opbrouck, Nico Sturm
Producer: Lunanime (Lumière), K-Line, K-Star, Motel Films

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MEISJE (Girl) tells the story of three women on a cross-road in their lives. Muriel is a young girl (20) in search for a direction. She breaks up with her parents, her boyfriend and the restrictive village life to start an independent life in Brussels. Muriel moves in with the unconstrained and vivid Laura (37), a woman with a chaotic love-life and a growing desire for a child. Martha (56), Muriel’s mother, watches this from a distance and sees her own enclosed life bursting open as she recognizes a forgotten girl’s dream. Their lives cross, influencing one another and resulting to an interesting and turbulent evening. MEISJE is a movie about the subtle and immense power that drives women.

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drama, romance
84′
1:1.85
Dutch
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Film Fund Netherlands
Lumière

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Selected for over 50 international film festivals, among others: Locarno, Montreal, Valladolid, Amiens, Rotterdam, Götenborg, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Taormina, Rabat, Karlovy Vary, Vancouver etc.

Awards:

  • Meisje was discovered by the Locarno Film Festival 2002 and received 2 awards in the Official Competition: “Le prix de la Jeunesse” and “Le prix du CICAE/ARTE”.
  • Amiens Film Festival Grand prix du Jury – Meilleure actrice féminin pour Charlotte van den Eynde as Muriel in Meisje.
  • National Film Awards PLATEAU voor Besst Actress and Best Original Score

 

 

Matin Calme

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Director:  Annick Ghijzelings
Cast: Jan Decleir, Catherine Montondo
Produced by: Need Productions, Lunanime

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In an apartment, a man and a woman break up, but they don’t succeed in saying goodbye. They constantly provoke each other, attract and repel each other, and finale move out… About things that have been told, when there is nothing more to add…

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live action short
17′
Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Cinema and Audiovisual Centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation

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Festival selections:

  • 57ème Festival International de Locarno
  • Festival International du Film francophone de Namur
  • Ghent Film Festival
  • Festival Media 10/10
  • Leuven Short Film Festival
  • Festival International de cine documental y cortometraje Bilbao / Zinebi
  • Festival du film d’amour de Mons
  • Faire court Spécial Belgique, Atelier 142 – Oise
  • 27ème Festival du Film de Femmes de Créteil
  • Festival Panafricain du cinéma et de la télévision de Ouagadougou – FESPACO
  • Festival INCURT 2005 – Tarragona – Spain
  • Festival « Le court en dit long » – Paris
  • 26ème Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne
  • Short Cuts Cologne

Award: Prix de la création at Festival en Plein Air de Grenoble

Granitsa

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Director:  Vanja d’Alcantara
Cast: Natali Broods, Konstantin Demidov
Produced by: Need Productions, Lunanime

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A foreign woman travels by train through Russia. She watches the landscape passing by, and observes the people on the platform. A young man steps on the train. They try to start a conversation but do not understand each other.

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short (live action)
19′
1/1:85
Russian, Polish
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Centre du Cinéma de la Communauté française de Belgique

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Festival selections:

  • Gent Film Festival 2006
  • Le Festival Le Court en Dit Long 2007
  • 60ème Festival du Film de Locarno 2007
  • 22ème Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur
  • MEDFILMFestival 2007 – Cinema of the Mediterranean in Rome 13° edition

Sold to ZDF & VRT

Beyond The Steppes

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Director:  Vanja d’Alcantara
Cast: Agnieszka Grochowska, Aleksandra Justa, Tatiana Tarskaya
Producer: Need Productions, Lunanime, Akson Studio

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In 1940 Nina, a young Polish woman, is deported with her baby by the Soviet Army to the remote and inhospitable lands of the USSR. She has to work in a Sovchoz guarded by the Russian political police. When her child becomes ill, she sets out on a search of medication with a group of Kazakh nomads.

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drama
90′
1.85
Polish, Russian, Kazakh
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Cinema and audiovisual centre of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Polish Film Institute, MEDIA (European Union), Belgian Tax Shelter
Doc & Film International

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Selected for several festivals: Locarno International Film Festival 2010, Semana Internacional de Cine Valladolid 2010, Festival International du Film de Marrakech, Festival International du Premier Film Annonay 2011, Nashville Film Festival 2011, Squardi Altrove Film Festival Milan 2011, International Women’s Film Festival Ankara 2011, Polish Film Festival Gdynia 2011, ALL ABOUT FREEDOM Gdansk 2011, Skip City International D-Cinema Festival 2011 Saitama, …

Received several nominations, mentions and awards:

Prix du Jury Marrakech, Nomination Golden Leopard Locarno, Award for Best Director (Vanja d’Alcantara) & Nomination World Cinema Grand Prize Saitama, Nomination Meilleur Film Magritte 2012, Nominations in 4 categories van de “Vlaamse Filmprijzen” (10/09/11 Oostende): Meilleure Realization & Meilleur Premier Film & Meilleure Image (Ruben Impens) & Meilleure actrice (Agnieszka Grochowska): Lauréate

 

Belhorizon

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Director: Inés Rabadán
Cast: Emmanuel Salinger, Ilona Del Marle, Nathalie Richard, Claude Perron, Frédéric Dussenne, Bruno Putzulu, Saskia Mulder
Producers: Need Productions, Lunanime, OF2B Productions, Tarantula, PCT Cinéma & Télévision

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Carl, together with his posh friends, intends to buy Belhorizon, a luxurious hotel, with the idea of turning it into a hunting lodge. Surprised, he discovers that the hotel is in fact a common boarding house run by an immigrant Spanish couple. Esmé, their solitary young daughter helps out, but she nurses dark hopes of escape. At first Carl is extremely irritated by the place and the absurdity of the situation, but he decides to let go… Usually self confident, he hasn’t been himself since the recent decline of his father’s fortune. Carl and Esmé, words apart, are magnetically drawn to each other and unexpectedly kiss. Then Simon, Carl’s associate arrives with a bunch of fancy friends and trouble begins… A wink to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeois, a dark comedy about the confrontation of the social classes.

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fiction – dark comedy
80′
French
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), La Région Centre, Luxembourg Film Fund, Coficiné, MEDIA (European Union), CNC, Canal+ France, TSR (Télévision Suisse Romande), La Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles, National Lottery
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Festival selections: Montréal, Namur, Créteil, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Santo Domingo, Mannheim, Vancouver

Rust and Bone

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Original title: De Rouille et d’Os
Director: 
Jacques Audiard
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette, Corinne Masiero, Bouli Lanners, Jean-Michel Correia
Producer: Why Not Productions, Page 114, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films Du Fleuve, Lunanime

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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain’s bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

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120′
French
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
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Festivals and awards:

  • Cannes International Film Festival, France
  • Hawaii International Film Festival
    • Best Actress: Marion Cotillard
  • Hollywood Film Festival
    • Actress of the Year: Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone and The Dark Knight Rises)
  • London Film Festival
  • Valladolid International Film Festival
    • Best Actor: Matthias Schoenaerts; Best Director: Jacques Audiard; Best Screenplay: J. Audiard, T. Bidegain, C. Davidson
  • Munich International Film Festival
  • Cairo European Film Festival
  • Stockholm International Film Festival
  • Dubai International Film Festival
  • César Awards 2013: Most Promising Actor (Matthias Schoenaerts), Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Music, Best Editing

Le Ciel Flamand

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Director: Peter Monsaert
Writer: Peter Monsaert
Cast: Wim Willaert, Sara Vertongen, Esra Vandenbussche, Ingrid De Vos, Isabelle Van Hecke, Tom Ternest, Naima Rodric, Mathias Sercu, Serge Larivière
Producer: Lunanime
DOP: David Williamson
Editor: Alain Dessauvage
Soundtrack: Frederik Van de Moortel (based on recordings by Bert Dockx)

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Le Ciel Flamand zooms in on the lives of three generations of women. Monique and her daughter Sylvie run a brothel on the border of West Flanders and France. Eline, Sylvie’s six-year-old daughter, is fascinated by the mysterious workplace of her mother and grandmother, but she is never allowed inside.

A dramatic event turns their lives upside down and the family ties are put under pressure.

Le Ciel Flamand is the second feature by Peter Monsaert, director of the internationally acclaimed Offline.

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112′
Dutch/French
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Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders, Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA (European Union), Telenet STAP, Province East-Flanders, Belgian Tax Shelter

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Festival selections:

  • Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2016 (Discovery)
  • San Sebastian 2016 (New directors)
  • BFI London Film Festival 2016
  • IFF Rotterdam 2017
  • Goteborg IFF 2017
  • Cinequest IFF 2017
  • Festival international du film d’Aubagne 2017- Compétition Long Métrage, Prix du Meuilleur Film