Stanley Kubrick exhibition Ghent attracts over 32.000 visitors

08 Jan 2007
The Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent and the province of East Flanders are proud to announce that the prestigious Stanley Kubrick exhibition in the Ghent Caermersklooster attracted 32.054 visitors. The exhibition was part of the Flanders Film Festival and opened a week prior to the festival's opening night. It closed this Sunday January 7, 2007.
The Stanley Kubrick Exhibition is a result of the coordinated efforts of the Deutsches Filmmuseum (Frankfurt am Main), the Deutsches Architektur Museum (Frankfurt am Main), Stanley Kubrick's widow Christiane, and the Stanley Kubrick Estate. Of the material provided on loan, 95% originates from the Stanley Kubrick Estate - the filmmaker's personal working archive and one of the largest private archives in the history of film, which was acquired by the Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt in 2003. The world première of the exhibition started in Frankfurt am Main on March 31, 2004. It was followed by an exhibition in Berlin from January 20 to April 18, 2005. The exhibition in Melbourne closed on January 29, 2006. The Provincial Council of East Flanders and the Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent joined hands to organise this major exhibition in Ghent at the Caermersklooster in the framework of the 33rd Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent. The Provincial Council and the Flanders Film Festival are delighted that the Kubrick exhibition in Ghent was as successful as the exhibitions in Frankfurt, Berlin and Melbourne. It attracted filmgoers from all over Belgium, France, The Netherlands and Germany. Last weekend, the exhibition was overwhelmed by visitors. On the closing day more than 1.500 tickets were sold, which was far above the average of 396 tickets a day. The organisers even had to refuse entrance at certain moments. The huge success of the Stanley Kubrick exhibition is a bonus for the Flanders International Film Festival and the province of East Flanders. Both took a huge risk by getting this exhibition to the relative small city of Ghent. 'The cooperation with the Deutsches Filmmuseum was excellent. They work in a very efficient and professional way", says Jacques Dubrulle, general manager of the Flanders Film Festival. "Thanks to the good preparations, the exhibition received a lot of local, national and international attention. The visitors' comments in the guest book contain loads of congratulations to the Kubrick family, the Deutsches Filmmuseum and to the organisers. This wonderful experience has incited us to elaborate our collaboration with the Frankfurt museum." Next stop for the Kubrick exhibition will be Rome, from October 2007 until January 2008.