LOFT
2008, Independent Films, 118 min, Belgium, Dir: Erik Van Looy

A group of married men share a luxurious Antwerp loft, using it for their extramarital affairs. The five friends think they know each other well - until the dead body of a young woman appears in the apartment and turns their camaraderie into suspicion and deceit. A major hit in Belgium, this stylishly shot, expertly plotted murder mystery never runs out of surprises. The top-flight cast includes Koen De Bouw, Bruno Vanden Broucke, Filip Peeters and RUST AND BONE’s Matthias Schoenaerts (who is featured in the Hollywood remake THE LOFT due later this year). In Dutch with English subtitles.


KINSHASA KIDS
2012, Wajnbrosse Productions, 85 min, Belgium, Dir: Marc-Henri Wajnberg

Tens of thousands of children in Congo’s capital live on its streets, expelled from their families for being “witches,” and writer-director Marc-Henri Wajnberg drew on their stories to create this uplifting, music-filled drama. Little Jose (Jose Mawanda) is one of a small group of orphans who form a makeshift band that is taken under the wing of an eccentric rapper (Bebson Elemba). Costarring Rachel Mwanza (REBELLE), the film never loses sight of the sobering reality confronting its subjects, but its high spirits will surely have you rooting for these KINSHASA KIDS. “Poised between documentary and fiction, KINSHASA KIDS benefits greatly from both.” - Ronnie Scheib, Variety. In French with English subtitles.


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