GIRL (2018)
2018, Netflix, 105 min, Belgium, Dir: Lukas Dhont

Born with the body of a boy, 15-year-old Lara (Cannes Un Certain Regard Best Actor Victor Polster) deals with the challenges of both gender transition and her ambition to become a top ballerina. Dhont’s perceptive drama, which is based on a true story, features a fine supporting cast led by Arieh Worthalter as Lara’s understanding father. “This intriguing debut feature from Flemish director Lukas Dhont, in a completely natural mix of Dutch and French, looks terrific, is not afraid to tackle a number of difficult subjects and features a star-making performance from acting and dancing talent Victor Polster.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter.


BELGICA
2016, Kinepolis Film, 127 min, Belgium, Dir: Felix Van Groeningen

Director Felix Van Groeningen’s follow-up to THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN is this tumultuous tale of sibling rivalry. Two brothers (Stef Aerts and Tom Vermeir) who have nothing in common open a bar that quickly becomes a regular hangout for nighthawks - but their newfound success doesn’t make running a family business any less complicated. Illuminated by vibrant nightlife sequences, BELGICA won the World Cinema – Dramatic directing award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. In Dutch with English subtitles.


CAFÉ DERBY
2015, 90 min, Belgium, Dir: Lenny Van Wesemael

When Pope John Paul II came to Belgium in 1985, it was a blessing for tens of thousands of believers – and a few entrepreneurs. Born salesman Georges (Wim Opbrouck) learns of the pontiff’s upcoming open-air mass and plans to make a fortune by setting up shop in the nearby Café Derby, but Georges’ wife and five kids have seen enough of his get-rich-quick schemes to know better. In her feature debut, Van Wesemael deftly captures the humor and frustrations of this slightly dysfunctional family.


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