D’Ardennes won the Ensor for best film

D’Ardennes, the debut film of Robin Pront, “N: The madness of reason” as the best Flemish films of the last bioscoopjaar. The other big prize, that of best director, went to Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah for Black. These two films formed the bulk of the prices, including those for best actor/actress.

Kevin Janssens and Veerle Baetens in ‘D’Ardennes’. © gf

D’Ardennes “N: The madness of reason” as the best Flemish films of the last bioscoopjaar. The film was in the review of Knack Focus described as compellingly directed and pleasant ambitious.

It is a film which, despite the title, absolutely nothing to do with tourism, according to the reviewer. “The young director and his co-writer Jeroen Perceval serve, however, a salient amount of suspense à la flamande, which begins as a figuratively irrigated family drama, and finally mutates to a literal blooded crime thriller.”

The film caught multiple Ensor, and also won the Prize of the Industry.

Earlier in the evening won Catherine Van Bree all the prize for the Best Costume in D’Ardennes. The award for Best Art Direction went to Geert Paredis (also D’Ardennes). Natali Broods (Galloping Mind) got the Ensor for best female supporting role, the male counterpart was for Jan Bijvoets (D’Ardennes). Reach for the Sky got the Ensor for best documentary. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Black) got the prize for Best editing.

Soulwax (Belgica) was the Ensor for best music, ‘Heroes Of the Sea’ was named best film. Les Premiers, les derniers was the best co-production. The best debut film was for Tarek Halaby (Problemski Hotel).

Director of Photography went to Robrecht Heyvaert (D’Ardennes).

The Ensor for best screenplay went to Jeroen Perceval and Robin Pront for D’Ardennes.

Best actress was Martha Cango Antiono elected (Black).

Ensor for best actor received Kevin Janssens (D’Ardennes).

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah won the prize for best director with Black.

Black also won the Telenet-Audience award, a prize for which “more than a thousand people have cast their votes.


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