‘Grave accent’ by Julia Ducournau wins Explore Award in Ghent (and Fien Troch gets special mention)

A five-member young person’s prize awarded Thursday the Explore Award at the Film Fest Gent. That went naarGrave, a horror of the Frenchwoman Julia Ducournau. Also Fien Trochs Home received a special mention.

Grave © GF

With the Explore Award, proves to the Film Fest Gent in to put on a young generation of cinephiles, on the basis of films playing into themes such that are close to their environment them.

From a selection of fifteen films showed Grave of the French Julia Ducournau the most haunting. Therein incorporates Ducournau cannibalism in the life of the eerstejaarsstudente Justine (Garance Marillier), and that in a realistic way. Also puts them in an ingenious way a link between this radicalisation and the burgeoning sexuality of the main character. Marillier is, after this amazing acting performance, a name to remember. The Belgian Bouli Lanners also got a role in this film, and the cinematography made Felix van Groening‘s hard cameraman Ruben Impens.

The Explore Zone-jury – consisting of the undersigned, and also Masha Berkers, Am De Smet, Jasper Desmedt and Sven Hollebeke – admitted that it is a close call went, and also decided to Home by Fien Troch,a special mention to give, in the hope that the movie finally made the deserved breakthrough of Sixteen in the Belgian public will make.

Trochs story is amazingly thought out, and this in the sound and the installation. Could, in addition, they boast a fantastic cast, with both new and consolidated names from the strong position in belgium. Home is a film that is born out of nostalgia and the audience a poignant insight into the world of young people.

Grave and Home, are without a doubt both must-sees for every young and every seasoned cinema lover.

Bo Alfaro Decreton

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