EN - Johan is 25 years old and lives alone on his farm. He works from early morning to late night, caring for his herd. But as winter covers the land, Johan loses that which gives meaning to his live. He refuses to face his farm's financial problems. Rather than facing loss, he is clinging onto something that cannot be held.
FR - Johan a 25 ans et vit seul dans sa ferme. Il travaille de l’aube au coucher du soleil, prenant soin de son troupeau. Mais alors que le pays plonge dans l’hiver, Johan perd ce qui donne un sens à sa vie. Il refuse d’affronter les problèmes financiers de sa ferme. Plutôt que d’affronter la perte, il se cramponne à ce qui ne peut être maintenu.
|Original title||L' Hiver Dernier|
|Year of production||2011|
|Cast||Vincent Rottiers, Anaïs Demoustier, Florence Loiret Caille, Michel Subor, Aurore Clément, Carlo Brandt, Théo Laborie|
|Release format||100', 35 mm, color|
The 38th edition of the Ghent Film Festival (11-22 October) has added four Belgian films to its programme. Blue Bird (Gust Van den Berghe), The Invader (Nicolas Provost) and L’Hiver Dernier (John Shank) have been selected for the official competition of the festival, while Lena (Christophe Van Rompaey) will have its Belgian premiere at the festival.
Blue Bird, the second feature by Gust Van den Berghe, is based on a story by Belgian Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck. Two African children leave their village with just one thing in mind: finding their lost blue bird before the day is over. But along the way they will find much more: they encounter spirits and ghosts. Van den Berghe’s first feature, Little Baby Jesus of Flandr, was given a huge ovation at the Cannes Film Festival last year and this year Blue Bird was received with even more enthusiasm at the festival.
Last edited on 23 January 2013