The Dutch film has not a good year. That writes The Tomorrow. Le fidèle attracted of 133,000 visitors, Speechless about 70.000, Cargo 41.000 and Home to 25,000. That is a lot less than the numbers that, for example, The Alzheimer case (755.000 viewers in 2003) and case K (415.000 in 2009) concert.
There are exceptions, such as the Teen-movie Heroes, above all, that 100,000 visitors attracted, and The second face of Jan Verheyen, which is above the 200,000 came out. Also the third Champions movie has that border is already in sight.
But generally walked the Flemish public this year not storm for the movies of our own soil.
The Union of directors ringing the alarm-bell. On February 2, organizes the federation a colloquium in Ghent. There will together with the Flemish Audiovisual Fund, think about the future of the Flemish movie.
Jan Verheyen points on the modified context, with new players like Netflix. ‘The question is then: should we still make movies where nobody want to go?” Also Michaël R. Roskam, chairman of the Union, shall, in The Morning that the government targeted to cope with limited budgets. At the same time, he wishes that something is done to the tolerant policy around piracy.
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