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12th(2016)
Belgica
Belgium, France | 2016 | 127min | DCP | COLOR | Drama | Rock

PROGRAM NOTE

Belgica tells the story of Jo and Frank, two brothers. As is often the case with brothers, they are very different. Jo is not very tall and can only see through one eye. But his love for music eventually makes him start a bar called Belgica. Frank is the big brother on all levels. When Frank visits Jo’s bar, the brothers decide that Frank will come and help Jo. Jo and Frank turn the Belgica into the hot spot of nightlife. They are the golden duo and for a while, the sky seems the limit. But nightlife is an addictive trip and the world keeps on spinning.

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DIRECTOR

Felix Van Groeningen

Felix Van Groeningen was born in 1977. After being involved in some theatre pieces (as both director and actor), he decisively chose to return to his first love: making films. International recognition came with the premiere of his third feature 〈The Misfortunates〉 which was selected in Cannes in 2009 for the Directors’ Fortnight, and especially with the follow up 〈The Broken Circle Breakdown〉, for which he obtained an Oscar Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Producer
: Dirk Impens
Cast
: Stef Aerts
Screenwriter
: Felix Van Groeningen, Arne Sierens
Cinematography
: Ruben Impens
Art director
: Kurt Rigolle
Editor
: Nico Leunen
Music
: Soul Wax
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