10 21 oct '23
Burning 8


Classics curator Patrick Duynslaegher looks back at the unstoppable 21st-century march of South Korean cinema past well-known and lesser-known masterpieces. Immerse yourself in the work of David Lowery & Daniel Hart thanks to the retrospective. During VIDEODROOM, some ultimate film classics will be given a new score. And before the Director's Talk by Céline Sciamma you can enjoy Petite maman.


Film Fest Gent gladly helps you select your favourite films from our programme. Via Sections & Tags you can find out which films suit you best. In the section Classics you will find a selection of international classics from South Korean cinema.

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Focus on South Korean Cinema - Classics

This small retrospective of the second South Korean New Wave, which began at the turn of the millennium, already shows that Korean cinema has many faces and unfolds a range of styles and personalities.

The housemaid

Creative Partnership: David Lowery & Daniel Hart

With Creative Partnerships, Film Fest Gent shines the spotlight on two exceptional collaborations: between director David Lowery and composer Daniel Hart on the one hand, and between composer Johnny Jewel, mechanic Nico Leunen (ACE) and director Fien Troch on the other. In addition, Lowery & Hart will have their own retrospective.

A Ghost Story

Between Directors: Céline Sciamma meets Lukas Dhont

Portrait de la jeune fille en feu director Céline Sciamma descends on Film Fest Ghent for a Director's Talk with Lukas Dhont, the director of Close, the festival's opening film. Before the talk, we will screen her latest film Petite maman.

Petite Maman


In the VIDEODROOM programme, in collaboration with Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER, some cult classics will make an appearance, albeit in a new guise. In fact, the films will have a completely new soundtrack that will be performed live.

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