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‘Cargo’ of Bevergem-director Gilles Coulier selected for London Film Festival

Cargo, the feature debut of Coulier, has been selected for the First Features Competition of the London Film Festival in October, reports the VAF. Still on the programme in London: Le Fidèle by Michaël R. Roskam, Cloudboy of Meikeminne Clinckspoor and three Flemish short films.

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Cargo, on september 8, the opening of the film Festival of Ostend and from 13 October in the Belgian screens, tells the raw story of a Belgian company vissersfamilie to the edge of the abyss is driven. The leading roles are for , Sam Louwyck, Wim Willaert and Sebastien Dewaele. In London, where Cargo to the Sutherland Trophy, the top prize.

Le Fidèle from Michaël R. Roskam, a dark love drama inspired by Matthias Schoenaerts and Adèle Exarchopoulos, in London will be screened as part of the Love programme. Le Fidèle at the beginning of september in the world premiere in Venice, and, of course, is the Belgian oscar nomination. Also, Cloudboy, the feature debut of Meikeminne Clinckspoor, has been selected for the London Film Festival, in the Family section. This Belgian-Swedish-Norwegian-Dutch co-production tells the story of Niilas, a timid twelve-year-old boy from the city who at the summer with his mother and her new family in Lapland will spend.

Finally, there are also three short films from Flanders on the programme in London: the short animated film Catherine (Britt Raes), the short documentary Heimat (Sam Peeters; under the English title Homeland) and the tragi-comic short film Neverlanding (Wim Reygaert).

The London Film Festival since 1953 organized annually by the British Film Institute (BFI). The 61st edition will take place from 4 to 15 October 2017. The program includes more than 300 feature films, documentaries and short films from around fifty countries.

Also read:

  • Gilles Coulier choose the high seas: ‘Bevergem was fun, but my heart lies with film
  • Michaël Roskam light a corner of the veil about his new film, ‘Le fidèle’

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