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The festival's A Look Apart series showcases a selection of films curated by Cis Bierinckx, director of the Beurschouwburg theatre in Brussels. Bierinckx has a keen eye for films that raise questions about culture, people and society while casting a critical glance on film as an art form. Is film the reflection of our collective subconscious? Can film capture the truth, in all its ambiguity? A Look Apart's quirky selection gets to the heart of these issues, challenging viewers to engage with the work and draw their own conclusions.
The 35th edition of the Ghent International Film Festival has a record! In total there are 75.000 tickets sold of which 35.000 were sold at the anniversary price of 5 euro! The sales of the tickets has gone up by 12 % compared to last year. The reactions of the public are mainly positive and the media covering is larger than ever!
The first belgian film on the festival programme was in premiere : Unspoken by Fien Troch! On the 12th of October two other belgian films will go in premiere : Vinyan by Fabrice du Welz, in presence of Emmanuelle Béart, and also Elève Libre by Joachim Lafosse.
As part of the European Film Awards, the European Film Academy annually presents the award European Discovery to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film. This year's nominations are Hunger (Steve McQueen), Snow (Aida Begic), Summer Book (Seyfi Teoman) and Tulpan (Sergey Dvortsevoy). These films are also being screened at the Ghent International Film Festival.
He once jotted down the following reminder to himself: "No stars. No happy endings. Only time". The perfect way to describe Cis Bierinckx's selection for A Look Apart. With this quirky programme, film fans get a thought-provoking alternative to the usual commercial blockbusters and mindless action movies that have long plagued the silver screen.
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