The first ever FFG merch has arrived!
For its 50th edition, Film Fest Gent, in collaboration with Howest Industrial Product Design students and Ghent design label Volmaakt, had merchandise products developed from used promotional materials. Dated flags, roll-up banners and old paper experience a second youth. Discover our bags, document covers, flower pots and notebooks!
Ken Loach op FFG2023
In 2016, Ken Loach won a Joseph Plateau Honorary Award at Film Fest Ghent. Seven years later, he returns with The Old Oak. The eternally militant and combative director broke through in 1970 with the gripping Kes and in the decades that followed nestled himself in the hearts of the hard-working Briton as well as the cinephile. No filmmaker has devoted so much of his work to the life and suffering of the working class. Even today, Loach believes in the power of cinema. After the screening of The Old Oak, he takes ample time to look back on his extensive filmography.
The Old Oak van Ken Loach
Ken Loach's latest forms the final part - after I, Daniel Blake and Sorry We Missed You - of a trilogy about the disastrous consequences of failing British politics in northern England. In a former mining village, the pub 'The Old Oak' is the only remaining refuge for impoverished workers, but the water is also on the lips of owner TJ, from whom all hope has drained. When Syrian refugees are placed in the village without much consultation, the two neglected communities are condemned to each other.
Midnight Cult 🔮
There is also a lot going on late at night at Film Fest Gent. As part of the tag Midnight Cult you will find late-night screenings full of cannibalism, vampirism, exorcism and ... vengeful beavers. Moreover, we will dance long after midnight at the Film Fest Gent Closing Party, which is entirely devoted to Twin Peaks.