Italy is to put on Film Fest Gent

Also the lovers of the Belgian film to their heart’s content at the 44th edition of the film festival, which takes place from 10 to 20 October 2017.

The organisation of the Film Fest Gent has the full programme of the 44th edition published. The feast of the cinema will kick off with Insyriated, the new film by Philippe Van Leeuw. The picture, about the civil war in Syria, won the Europa Cinemas Label at Berlin film festival, where he also was in the world premiere went. Ten days later, Charlie and Hannah to go off the books closing. In the film, interpret, Daphne Wellens and Evelien Bosmans two girls who are a step ahead in the world, with the necessary consequences.

For the official competition are the twelve films were selected (see box), there is one Belgian print, Zagros of Sahim Omar & The. Also in the seven-member jury, there is one Belgian director Gust Van den Berghe. It is the jury from director Eytan Fox, actresses Leila Hatami (“oscar” Italian (A Separation) and Greta Scacchi, actor Arnaud Valois (French oscar nomination this year 120 battements par minute) and Juliane Lorenz, the hard mechanic of Rainer Werner Fassbinder who worked on Berlin Alexanderplatz.

The group is chaired by the Italian director Aurelio Grimaldi. That an Italian in the jury chairs, is no coincidence, as the cinema of the Boot has a foot for this year. There is a special selection of recent Italian films and short films, to admire. In addition, programming the festival also eleven classics from the Italian political cinema.

1945 (Ferenc Török)

A Ciambra (Jonas Carpignano)

The Butcher, The Whore and the One-Eyed Man (János Szász)

Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)

The Fixer (Adrian Sitaru)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos)

A Man of Integrity (Mohammad Rasoulof)

La nuit où j’ai nagé (Damien Manivel & Kohei Igarashi)

Tesnota (Closeness) (Kantemir Balagov)

Thelma (Joachim Trier)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh)

Zagros (Sahim Omar & The)

Also read: ‘The Killing of A Sacred Deer’: between a joke and abomination

In the field of series, it is more to look forward to Eight Stunden sind kein Tag, a mini-series 1972) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and Tabula Rasa, the new series of Malin-Sarah Gozin with Veerle Baetens in the lead role.

Another traditional highlight of Film Fest Gent, the World Soundtrack Awards. That will be presented during a gala evening on 18 October. The central guest is Terence Blanchard, the jazz trumpeter who is best known himself by his collaboration with Spike Lee. Also Discovery 2016 Joe Kraemer, who include Jack Reacher and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation of music provided. The Lifetime Achievement Award for David Shire, known for All the President’s Men.

Also, Knack Focus is represented in the program with a private movie day. All the info about this you can find here.

The 44th Film Fest Gent runs from 10 to 20 October at Kinepolis Gent, Studio Skoop, Sphinx Cinema, Vooruit, KASKcinema and Capitole. Info and tickets can be found at

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