22e Internationaal Filmfestival van Vlaanderen-Gent 1995
This year's festival focuses on the the dynamic cinema of Taiwan. The selected Taiwanese films, including Good Men, Good Women by Hou Hsiao-hsien and Vive L'Amour by Tsai Ming-liang , introduce visitors to the 'Second New Wave' which was in full swing in the Taiwanese film world at the time.
Both the Grand Prix for Best Film and the Georges Delerue Prize for Best Soundtrack/Sound Design go to Cyclo by Vietnamese director Tranh An-Hung. The director and some cast members are present at the festival. Legendary American actor James Earl Jones also travels to Ghent. He wins the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award for his special contribution to the art of filmmaking together with Gabrielle Claes, the curator of the Belgian Film Archive.
1995 is also a year of celebration, as film celebrates its centenary. Especially for the occasion, the Internationaal Filmfestival expands the festival's retrospective with even more classic films from both the recent and more distant past. As never before, the festival is present throughout the city with screenings not only in the well-known cinema complexes, but also in Kunstencentrum Vooruit, the Vlaamse Opera, the Kopergietery, Shopping Center Gent-Zuid, Hotel Sofitel Gent Belfort and the Openbare Bibliotheek. Under the name 'Hollywood Boulevard', the shops in the city centre decorate their shop windows around the theme of cinema.