EN - A 27-year old young man walks through a busy shopping street. He is clearly fed up with people harassing him in the street... A 27-year old young man leaves his home. He just broke up with his girlfriend because he didn’t like the way she made French fries. He realizes that the older he gets, the less tolerant he becomes. 27 is a dangerous age. All of his favorite musical heroes died at that age: Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison… As he walks through a busy shopping street to run errands, he is constantly harassed by people who want something from him. Each time he responds in a very unpredictable way…
|Year of production||2010|
|World première / first public presentation||2010-12-06|
|Cast||Titus De Voogdt|
|Music||Jan Duthoy (Absynthe Minded)|
|Running time film||14'|
|Sound format||Dolby Digital|
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
2010: Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven (BE)
Joe Vanhoutteghem's Rivers Return, Marc James Roels and Emma De Swaef’s Oh Willy… and Nicolas Daenens’ 27 have all been selected for the 10th Tirana International Film Festival (23 November-2 December) in Albania. All three films are screening in the Short Film Competition of the fest.
Rivers Return (pictured left) started life as a series of station idents, 15-second videos that played between programmes on the Franco-German channel Arte during 2011. Now their creator, Joe Vahoutteghem, has brought that story to the fore in a 12-minute short film that premiered internationally at the Locarno Film Festival last August. The visually rich film was shot on location in Slovenia by Vanhoutteghem and rising Flemish cinematographer Nicolas Karakatsanis (Bullhead, The Loft).
Four Flemish shorts have been selected for competition at the Lille European Film Festival. Nicolas Daenens’ 27, Rosto’s The Monster of Nix, Kevin Meul’s The Extraordinary Life of Rocky and Wouter Bongaert’s Mouse For Sale will screen in the French-Flemish “métropole” from 30 March-6 April.
The Lille European Film Festival is organised annually with the purpose of revealing short film talents, facilitating meetings with potential partners or buyers, and increasing the general public’s awareness of short films. The European Film Festival was founded as a festival exclusively dedicated to shorts, but now shows feature films as well. Participation in the fest’s competition, however, is reserved for short films only.
Guy Lee Thys’ new feature Mixed Kebab and Geoffrey Enthoven’s award-winning Come As You Are have been selected for the Cinequest Film Festival (28 February-11 March) in California. Three shorts also made it to the pioneering fest's final line-up: Kevin Meul’s The Extraordinary Life of Rocky, Boris Sverlow’s Shattered Past and Nicolas Daenens’ 27.
Mixed Kebab, which will premiere internationally in the Global Landscapes Competition of the festival, is praised by Cinequest’s Terra Wood for the way the ‘electrifying and multicultural cast brilliantly captures courage, tolerance and the beauty of love conquering hate’. Geoffrey Enthoven returns to Cinequest after his previous feature The Over the Hill Band was presented as part of the 2010 edition of the fest.
Last edited on 2 April 2013