14e Internationaal Filmgebeuren van Vlaanderen-Gent 1987
In the tradition of silent film screenings being provided live with newly composed music, one of the festival highlights in 1987 was the performance of a new score by Georges Delerue for the Russian movie Casanova (1927). Delerue himself conducts in a packed Ghent opera house. That same edition, Ennio Morricone gives a concert in a packed Kuipke in Ghent. The festival becomes an established event on the film music circuit.
Films shown in avant-premiere include The Untouchables by Brian De Palma attended by Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia, The Belly of an Architect by Peter Greenaway and Blessing by Shohei Imamura. Several musical films are also screened, including Born of Fire by Jamil Dehlavi and Candy Mountain by the writer Rudy Wurlitzer and photographer Robert Frank.
A real festival atmosphere is created through animation and exhibitions. These exhibitions focus on various influential figures within film, such as visual artist Joseph Fenneker, who made many legendary posters for German Expressionist films, and professor Joseph Plateau from Ghent University, who was an important founder of cinema with his invention 'the phenakistiscope'.