EN - Ali Toumi, born Algerian, has just escaped from a Belgian prison. Buying a new identity he hopes to make a fresh start and provide his son and himself with a normal integrated life. But an encounter with an old acquaintance makes Ali relapse into old habits.
FR - Ali Toumi, d’origine algérienne, vient de s’échapper d’une prison belge. En s’achetant une nouvelle identité, il espère prendre un nouveau départ et se procurer à lui ainsi qu’à son fils une vie normale bien intégrée. Mais la rencontre avec une ancienne connaissance fait replonger Ali dans ses anciennes habitudes.
|Original title||La proie|
|Original version||Dutch, French|
|Year of production||2013|
|Cast||Mourade Zeguendi, Jan Hammenecker, Jeroen Perceval|
|Photography||Laurens De Geyter|
|Art director||Sarah Geirnaert|
|Makeup||Liesje De Smedt|
|Running time film||16'|
|Other available formats||dvd|
|Aspect ratio||1:85 (Scoop)|
|Sound format||5.1 Surround|
|Supported by||Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)|
Jonas Baeckeland’s Prey, Tom Van Avermaet’s Oscar-nominated short Death of a Shadow and Hans Vercauter’s Montreal-winnerWolf’s Milk are to be presented at the Raindance Film Festival in Londen. Hisko Hulsing’s Junkyard, a coproduction with Flanders, was also added to the festival’s slate. Raindance presents the most promising new filmmakers from September 25 till October 6.
After selections at the Brussels Film Festival and the LA Shorts Fest, Jonas Baeckeland’s short film Prey is to be screened at the Raindance Film Festival, one of Europe’s leading independent film festivals.
Jonas Baeckeland’s short film Prey has been selected for this year’s Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. Also known as LA Shorts Fest, it is one of the largest American Oscar-qualifying short film festivals. The Importance of Sweet & Salt by Benoit De Clerck and Raf Wathion's animation short DAY_6011 are also added to the LA fest’s slate. The festival screens more than 250 short films from 5-12 September.
In Prey, director Jonas Baeckeland follows Algerian-born Ali Toumi, who has just escaped from a Belgian prison. Buying himself a new identity he hopes to make a fresh start and provide his family with a normal integrated life. But an unforeseen encounter with an old acquaintance makes Ali relapse into old habits.
Last edited on 16 September 2013