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Brussels Film Festival

the_title() 06/11/2013 - News

BRUSSELS FILM FESTIVAL

11th edition – from 19th to 26th June 2013

 

Today the Brussels Film Festival is known for discovering young talents in the heart of the capital of Europe. The festival is a springboard for filmmakers and it offers a wide programming, which reflects the diversity and richness of European cinema.

 

JÎN

TURKEY – 2012 – 122’ – Version : OV st fr/nl/eng

Director : Reha Erdem Screenplay : Reha Erdem Cast : Deniz Hasgüler, Onur Ünsal, Yildirim Simsek Production : Atlantik Film Sales : Atlantik Film

The horrors of war… Exploding landmines, gunshots, men with a frustrated libido… Jin, 17 years old, finds refuge in the forest in order to escape from the dangers of a war between the Kurdish guerilla and the Turkish army… The Turkish director Reha Erdem (Kosmos) portrays this conflict through the erratic escape of an adolescent looking for peace. An unexpected and enchanting film, with a superb dark fairy-tale- like aesthetic.

 

CHAIKA

SPAIN, GEORGIA, RUSSIA, FRANCE – 2012 – 100’ – Version :OV st fr/eng

Director : Miguel Ángel Jiménez Screenplay : Luis Moya, Miguel Angel Jiménez Cast : Salome Demuria, Giorgi Gabunia, Aytuar Issayev Production : Kinoskopik Sales : Media Luna New Films

Chaika is a love story between a prostitute (Ahysa) and a sailor (Asylbek) who meet on a cargo ship. Together they go from Asylbek’s farm in the eternal winter of Siberia to the dusty steppes of Kazakhstan. Life is hard in those uninhabited territories. Ahysa and Asylbek will learn at their expense that environment has an inevitable impact on people. For Chaika, the Spanish film director Miguel Ángel Jiménez was inspired by Jonas Bediskten’s photographic project that showed kids playing with metal parts of rockets in Kazakhstan.

 

RHINO SEASON (Fasle Kardagan) TURKEY, IRAN – 2012 – 92′ – Version : OV st fr/nl

Director : Bahman Ghobadi Screenplay : Bahman Ghobadi Cast : Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Yilmaz Erdogan Production : Mij Film Sales : Amstelfilm

Rhino Season is a true story based on the diaries of Sahel Kamangar, a Kurdish poet. He was sent to prison along with his devoted wife during the Islamic Revolution in Iran because of subversive poems. After being unjustly incarcerated for 30 years, Kamangar starts to look for his wife but she believes that he is dead. The film denounces a political injustice and a personal vendetta. Rhino Season is directed by Bahman Ghobadi whose brother was also wrongfully imprisoned in Iran.

 

ROCKER

ROMANIA – 2012 – 91’ – Version :OV st fr/eng

Director : Marian Crişan Screenplay : Marian Crişan Cast : Dan Chiorean, Alin State, Ionut Nicolae Production : Mandragora Sales : Les Films du Losange

The Romanian Marian Crişan’s second feature film Rocker is a drama that explores the father and son relationship. Victor and Dinte are all but similar, yet Victor, an old penniless rocker, decides to help his drug addicted son prepare a punk rock live concert in a big city. The filmmaker and screenwriter Crişan won the Palme d’Or at Cannes for Megatron and the Special Jury Prize at Locarno for Morgen.


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