British director Alan Parker will be presiding over the international jury during the 42nd edition of Film Fest Gent. Alan Parker interspersed his purely British films with bigger American productions, although these were never intended as superficial Hollywood entertainment. “If you haven’t got something to say, I don’t think you should be a film-maker” is his motto. He will talk about his work and of course about cinema with Patrick Duynslaegher
Before the Talk, you can enjoy Parker's American film 'Midnight Express'.
'Midnight Express' tells the true story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison. Directed by jury president Sir Alan Parker and with an Oscar-winning screenplay by Oliver Stone, 'Midnight Express' remains as powerful now as when it first came out in 1978.
If you buy a ticket for the film 'Midnight Express', you can enjoy the Talk afterwards.
TALK Alan Parker
Thu 15 okt – 21:30 – after screening ‘Midnight Express’ at 19:30 – Vooruit Theaterzaal
Free entrance with your filmticket for ‘Midnight Express’. Buy your ticket here!