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Hellhole, FFG On Tour

Film Fest Ghent On Tour

Every month Film Fest Ghent lets you enjoy an avant-premiere in several theatres in Flanders and Brussels. FFG also produces a Wide Angle which zooms in on the film, its director and themes.

Bas Devos en Patrick Duynslaegher, FFG On Tour

Every third Tuesday of the month we leave our familiar city of Ghent and showcase the latest, most vibrant new films in locations across Flanders and Brussels. Film expert Patrick Duynslaegher introduces the film via video together with a director or guest speaker. You can attend the screenings in the cinemas and cultural centres listed below.

Tickets can be bought on the websites of the participating cinemas.

FFG Wide Angle

For each On Tour film, Film Fest Ghent provides a Wide Angle every month. With this dossier, we delve into the film, its director and themes (and more) by means of texts in various forms by various authors and a podcast. (Texts and podcast in Dutch)

These are the participating cinemas for FFG On Tour

Past On Tour screenings (2021 - 2022)

Film Fest Gent On Tour 21.06 l Il buco

il buco (it) • the hole (en)
The titular 'hole' doesn't look like much more than just a hole in the ground. Yet, in Michelangelo Frammartino's third feature, it holds the Abisso del Bifurto, one of Europe's deepest caves. In 1961, a group of speleologists decided to map this cave in Cherciara di Calabria. It might sound like a dull subject for a film, but Frammartino majestically captures the intricacies of the expedition, resulting in a balanced, minimalist cinematic poem. Something which proved to be immensely challenging when one realises that this cave has never seen the light of day. Cinema at its most pure.

Wide Angle: Michelangelo Frammartino

  • Review by Patrick Duynslaegher
  • Essay by Anke Brouwers
  • Essay by Bjorn Gabriels - in collaboration with Fantômas
  • Video essays - by David Verdeure - in collaboration with Filmscalpel.com
  • Podcast hosted by Bo Alfaro Decreton and Tim Maerschand - in collaboration with Urgent.FM
Il buco still 2

Film Fest Ghent On Tour 15.05 l Tokyo Story

In Yasujirō Ozu's Tokyo Story, the retired Shukishi and Tomi Hirayama live with their youngest, unmarried daughter in the Japanese countryside. When they decide to visit their children in Tokyo and Osaka, the visit turns into a disappointment. Koichi and Shige appear to be so busy with themselves and their own families that they have no time for their parents. Disillusioned, the couple travel back home. When Tomi falls ill on the way, it is the children's turn to make the long journey.

Wide Angle: Yasujirō Ozu

  • Review by Patrick Duynslaegher
  • Context by Tim Deschaumes
  • Literary essay - by Bart Versteirt - in collaboration with Fantômas
  • Video essay - by David Verdeure - in collaboration with Filmscalpel.com
  • Podcast hosted by Bo Alfaro Decreton and Tim Maerschand - in collaboration with Urgent.FM
Tokyo Story still

Film Fest Ghent On Tour 19.04 l Vortex

After his frenzied films full of sex, drugs and violence, Gaspar Noé surprises with Vortex, a film about love in times of dementia. Entirely in split screen.

Wide Angle: Vortex

  • Review and context by Patrick Duynslaegher and Charlotte Timmermans
  • Literary Essay - by Inge Coolsaet - in collaboration with Fantômas
  • Essay on 'body and mind' in Gaspar Noé's films - by Sven Hollebeke
  • Video-essay - by David Verdeure - in collaboration with Filmscalpel.com: https://www.filmfestival.be/en...
Vortex

Film Fest Ghent On Tour 15.03 | A Chiara

The Guerrasio family and friends gather to celebrate Claudio and Carmela’s oldest daughter’s 18th birthday. There is a healthy rivalry between the birthday girl and her 15-year-old sister Chiara as they compete on the dance floor. It is a happy occasion, and the close-knit family are in top form. However, everything changes the next day when the father disappears. Chiara starts to investigate. As she gets closer to the truth, she is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself.

Wide Angle: A Chiara

  • Review and context by Patrick Duynslaegher
  • Literary essay - in collaboration with Fantômas
  • Video essay - by Chiara Grizzaffi and Astrid Ardent - in collaboration with Filmscalpel.com: https://www.filmfestival.be/en...
  • Podcast hosted by Bo Alfaro Decreton and Tim Maerschand, including an interview with Jonas Carpignano - in collaboration with Urgent.FM
A chiara 2 2021 stayblack productions haut et court arte france cinema rai cinema

Film Fest Ghent On Tour 15.02 | Drive My Car

For February's On Tour, FFG presents Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's masterpiece Drive My Car. The film was one of Cannes' highlights, where it won the award for best screenplay. Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, Drive My Car follows a theatre actor and director who agrees to perform a play in Hiroshima. For the occasion, he is assigned a young female driver who keeps to herself.

Wide Angle: Drive My Car

  • Review and context by Patrick Duynslaegher
  • Murakami & Hamaguchi - Luk Van Haute
  • Literary essay - in collaboration with Fantômas
  • Podcast hosted by Bo Alfaro Decreton and Tim Maerschand - in collaboration with Urgent.FM
Drive My Car still

Film Fest Ghent On Tour 21.12 l A Hero

A Hero by the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won the Grand Prix in Cannes in june 2021. Farhadi's latest drama is also Iran's official Oscar entry for the 2022 Academy Awards.

A hero farhadi

Film Fest Ghent On Tour 16.11 | France

Our next Film Fest Ghent On Tour will present France, a surprising swerve from auteur Bruno Dumont. France represents a really startling shift into new territory – not least because this work by French cinema’s most hardcore adept of visual austerity proves to be flamboyantly lavish visually, and dramatically pitched on an epic scale. Discover France in the participating locations in Flanders and Brussels.

France Dumont On tour

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