BRASSERIE ROMANTIQUE
BRASSERIE ROMANTIEK
2012, A Private View, 104 min, Belgium, Dir: Joël Vanhoebrouck

In his feature directorial debut, Joël Vanhoebrouck has cooked up a delicious ensemble comedy. Pascaline (Sara de Roo) and her brother Angelo (Axel Daeseleire) run a gourmet restaurant, and their differing visions for the place come to a head on Valentine’s Day, when one of Pascaline’s old flames (Koen De Bouw) reappears. There’s plenty simmering outside the kitchen as well, as the brasserie attracts blind dates, bickering couples and lonely singles. In Dutch with English subtitles.


ALLEZ, EDDY!
2012, 100 min, Belgium, Dir: Gert Embrechts

For his feature debut, writer-director Gert Embrechts turns the clock back to 1975 in this charming family comedy. When the first supermarket arrives in his rural village, 11-year-old cycling fan Freddy (Jelte Blommaert) is thrilled to learn that there will be a bicycle race to promote the grand opening. The boy’s father is a butcher, and vehemently opposed to the new store and its competition, but the winner gets to meet cycling star Eddy Merckx - and that may be enough to lure Freddy into the race. In Dutch and French with English subtitles.


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