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‘Souvenir’ of Bavo Defurne is slotfilm of Film Fest Gent

‘Souvenir’, the second feature film from Bavo Defurne with topactrice Isabelle Huppert in the title role, is the closing of the 43rd edition of Film Fest Gent. The film will be shown on Friday 21 October.

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That made the festival organiser known. The film is presented in the presence of the French actress and the lead actress Isabelle Huppert.

“Souvenir” is about hope and self-realization, that is why I the movie I want to make, ” says director Defurne in a press release of Film Fest Gent. ‘Life offers us now and then sincere happiness, we just need to be open and the soon to grasp if it passes, just as the character of Isabelle Huppert in the film does.’

Huppert plays the role of Liliane. As ‘Laura’, she was once the rising star in the firmament of the bright song. They even took part in the European Song Contest. Today she is forgotten. She leads a reclusive life in an apartment stuffed with relics from its glory days and comes at the cost of a vleeswarenfabriek where they bay leaves on pate explains. It is there that the 22-year-old Jean meets. He wants her to convince to her lost aura to regain.

In addition to Huppert, we see, among other young French acting talents , Kévin Azaïs and Johan Leysen.

‘Souvenir’ experienced its international debut at the film festival of Angoulême. Saturday the film will be screened at the international film festival of Toronto, and early next month at the film festival in London.

The Belgian premiere will take place on October 21, closing day of the Film Fest Gent. Before the screening, the festivalprijzen awarded, in the presence of Huppert. They will for the second time a guest in Ghent.

The 43rd Film Fest Gent runs from 11 to 21 October at Kinepolis Gent, Studio Skoop, Sphinx, Forward and KASKcinema. (DB)

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