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16 Aug 2004
'Confituur', the second feature film by Lieven Debrauwer, will be the closing film of the 31st edition of the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent. The film will be shown on October 16 after the presentation of the Festival awards and will be followed by a grand closing party.

'Confituur' is a sensitive yet humorous portrait of a couple who decide to separate after fifty years of marriage. Marilou Mermans and Rick van Uffelen play the leading parts, and Viviane De Muynck, Ingrid De Vos, Chris Lomme, Jasperina de Jong and Jaak Van Assche complete the impressive cast.

'Confituur' tells the moving story of shoemaker Tuur and his wife Emma. While their Golden Wedding anniversary celebrations are in full swing, Tuur decides he cannot take anymore and leaves. Tuur walks out on his home, his business and his wife and goes to stay with his sister, owner of a music hall and the black sheep of the family. While he stubbornly waits for his wife to come and see him, Emma decides to take her life into her own hands again.

'Confituur', the second feature film of director Lieven Debrauwer after 'Pauline en Paulette', is a bitter-sweet and humorous film about older people. As in his first feature film 'Pauline en Paulette' (2001), Lieven Debrauwer portrays everyday life with a great eye for detail. 'Pauline en Paulette' won five Plateau Awards in 2001, including the Best Belgian Film Award. Lieven Debrauwer won the Jury Prize Best Short Film at Cannes for his short film 'Leonie' (1996).

The closing film 'Confituur' will be shown on Saturday October 16 at 8PM at the Capitole after the presentation of the Festival awards. The evening will be concluded in style with a closing party in the Arts Centre Vooruit.

The 31st edition of the Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent will take place from October 5 to 16 inclusive and will focus on South African cinema. As in previous years, the Festival will be looking at (film) music in particular. The Festival programme will be announced on September 22. As from September 22, the programme can be consulted on the Festival's website (

www.filmfestival.be) or in the free Focus Knack Special programme guide.

Ticket sales will commence on September 27. Tickets can be ordered via the FNAC and on the Festival's website.

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