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10 essential Belgian movie posters – Part 1
From the essential (C’est arrivé près de chez vous) to the graphic (Bullhead) and the tragic (La Merditude des Choses), we zoom in on the artwork that positioned these movies for longevity.
20 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Screenings, exhibitions, festivals, talks, concerts and bike polo tournaments. We've got you covered from Thursday through to Sunday.
The absent narrative: the cultural activists forcing the mainstream to take a good hard look at itself
Four cultural rebels each reshaping the cultural debate in their own right, fighting the good fight in their bid to ensure that no one is left out.
20 things to do in Belgium this summer, including 11 essential festivals
We're going to be taking a small break from our weekly agenda, and to make up for it we've put together a more concrete summer agenda full of weeklies and festivals.
On creating an alternative to Belgian film festivals, by Eva Van Tongeren
Film-maker and curatorial member of Visite film festival Eva Van Tongeren talks us through the founding and ethos of Visite, and it's contributions to Belgium's ever-growing cinema scene.
15 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Contemporary art marathons in Antwerp, live LP premieres in Brussels, and touching dance operas in Charleroi.
Documentary filmmaker Ira A. Goryainova selects 7 Belgian movies
The emerging documentary filmmaker and recent RITCS graduate takes us through seven milestones in Belgium's cinematographic history.
Cinephile collective Sabzian selects 10 of its favourite Belgian movies
Cinephile collective Sabzian takes on the daunting task of selecting its favourite Belgian movies.
Ben Van Alboom selects 10 Belgian cult classics
Quintessential Belgian feature films courtesy of De Morgen's chief of culture
Cinematek conservator Nicola Mazzanti on the need of putting cinema in a glass case
"No one would ever question why there’s such a thing as a national library, or a fine arts museum, but the question on the necessity of a cinemathèque is constantly brought up."
19 things to do in Belgium this weekend
Audiovisual performances in Antwerp, Architectural scale models in Ghent and release parties in Brussels.
10 things to do in Belgium this weekend
This week's cultural round-up includes off-the-beaten track guided tours, art house movie screenings and a ton of music.
Publisher Marc Verhagen on his Antwerp
Marc Verhagen, founder of Luster publishing house, gives us his personal favourite addresses in and around Antwerp.
Doris Cleven’s 13 best Belgian animation short films
We delve into the world of Belgian animation shorts films through the curator of the Brussels Animation Film Festival.
Walhalla Record’s Lieven De Ridder on Antwerp and surroundings
The founder of legendary minimal synth record label Walhalla Records opens up about his Antwerp hangouts, from pita joints to ice cream parlours.
Cinematic puppetry in La Monnaie’s Hänsel und Gretel at Bozar
Film projections, shadow puppetry, archaic cinema techniques and live acting all combine in this remake of a fairy tale classic.
Ten things to do in Belgium this weekend
Our weekly round-up of cultural showstoppers marks its return this week with a 10-strong selection of agenda fillers.
Ghent gets Ten Days Off. This weekend in Belgium
...plus IETS in Knokke, mumblecore, Pierre Lefebvre and graphic arts explored...
Ghent Jazz and a Belgian Bazaar. This weekend in Belgium
...plus Abner Preis, Tatjana Pieters, Giorgio Morandi and the open air cinema season...
Belgium’s best independent cinemas
We're big fans of the flicks, and the cool and unconventional spots that screen them. Not a multiplex in sight. Here we present you Belgium's best independent cinemas
Reeling in the years
Martin Scorsese called it one of the most important film collections in the world: We profile Belgium's Royal Film Archive.
The Valentine’s Day gift guide
Every day of the week we'll be hand-picking one gift that is guaranteed to get you in your loved ones' good books. And we ain't talking heart-shaped boxes...
By telling the story of the aunt and cousin of Jackie 'O' Kennedy, 1976 documentary Grey Gardens shows the face of the American aristocracy fallen from grace.
Our pick of most memorable cocaine scenes in cinematic history, from Charlie Chaplin to Woody Allen.
The weekend 04.11
An exhibition of Belgian designer Walter van Beirendonck, Is Tropical and Gablé in concert, a night packed with music and art at Plastic, Walter Salles' award-winning movies and last but not least a jazz evening to bring a busy weekend to an end. A mouth full.
The weekend 23.9
Our selection of things to do this weekend includes everything from design exhibitions and open door walks to cinematic retrospectives and art shows.
Kenneth Anger’s wet dream
His fans include Jean Cocteau, Tennesse Williams or even Martin Scorsese. American avantgarde director Kenneth Anger (84) is without a doubt the underground cinematic icon to a generation of filmmakers, best know for the homoerotic aspect of his films at a time when displaying love between men on the big screen was still a big no-no.
Into the wild
“Come to Minneapolis and wear a thick jacket and boots.” Such was Alec Soth’s cryptic reply when Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhove requested to shoot a documentary about him. Not knowing what to expect, both directors – not a couple – followed the American photographer for three years, resulting in the film Somewhere to Disappear. […]
Kitsch, crimes & Ketchup
With Wes Craven‘s Scream 4 due for official cinema release in spring, avoiding slasher films has become quite the challenge. This was not always the case. In fact, slasher movies are more of a subcategory within horror films, verging onto caricature and exaggeration. Writer Vincent Dechamps The rules are simple and have yet to be […]
My funny Valentine
It’s that time of the year again and just as all the shop windows mimic each other’s cringe-inducing red displays and cheesy slogans, we’re grateful a few peeps out there haven’t lost their sense of humour. Three movies. Three venues. And three perfectly valid excuses to skip the overpriced Valentine’s restaurant menu – complete with […]
C’est arrivé près de chez vous
A cult movie of the 90s, C’est arrivé près de chez vous (Rémy Belvaux, 1992) is probably the most striking example of the black humor and brutality that pervades Belgian cinema. The fake documentary about a serial killer draws inspiration from a Belgian TV show of a new genre that appeared on the national broadcast channel RTBF […]
Lynch: Saying it without words
David Lynch’s career has spanned over 40 years, directing critically acclaimed films like Elephant Man (1980), Blue Velvet (1986) and Mulholland Drive (2001). What is less known is his parallel and extensive oeuvre of surrealist artwork. The Max Ernst Museum in Germany held a major exhibition this past winter, presenting more than 150 pieces by […]
Oh Oh Emmanuelle
Giving into a little teenage nostalgia, we profiled cult figure of night time television Emmanuelle for our Skin edition. Here, you’ll find a selection of some of our favourite Emmanuelle moments, as balmy as they are classic. The original article we published can be found at the end of the post. Additional research by Timothy […]
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