EN - Fourteen-year-old Frikke knows his way around computer games but this one has a shocking surprise: its protagonists are real kids and real animals whose lives are mysteriously uploaded into the game’s labyrinth. To play or not to play is the question, especially when the fate of loved ones is at stake in the cyberworld…
NL - De 14-jarige Frikke ontdekt bij toeval een computerspel waarin enkele van zijn vrienden terechtgekomen zijn. Enkel Frikke kan hen er uit bevrijden. In een wedloop tegen de tijd gaat hij op zoek naar het kwade meesterbrein achter dit gemene spel en hoopt hij zo zijn vrienden te redden.
|World première / first public presentation||2014-07-02|
|Cast||Spencer Bogaert, Pepijn Caudron, Emma Verlinden, Felix Maesschalk, Herwig Ilegems, Tine Embrechts, Nell Cattrysse, Ivan Pecnik, Pommelien Thijs|
|Photography||Reinier Van Brummelen|
|Sound||Benoit De Clerck|
|Art director||Kurt Rigolle|
|Music||Pieter Van Dessel|
|Running time film||96'|
|Release format||2K scope|
|Other available formats||DCP|
|Sound format||5.1 surround|
|Supported by||Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders, Netherlands Film Fund, Wallonie et la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Centre du cinéma et de l'audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles et de VOO, the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government
In co-operation with: Paradiso Filmed Entertainment, The Fridge, Telenet-Prime
|Production partners||Eyeworks Belgium
in co-production with: Family Affair Films
2015: Cleveland International Film Festival (US), Edinburgh International Film Festival (GB)
2014: Toronto International Film Festival (CA), São Paulo International Film Festival (BR)
2014: Youth Award for Best International Film - São Paulo International Film Festival (BR)
Brazil (TV Globo)
Douglas Boswell’s debut feature Labyrinthus won the Gryphon Award for Best Feature Film in the +10 section of the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy (17-26 July). The Amazing Wiplala, a Dutch-Flemish co-production, took the second prize in the +6 programme. Both films were backed by Screen Flanders.
Labyrinthus tells the story of 14-year-old Frikke who discovers a computer game in which the protagonists are real children. To play or not to play is the question, especially if the fate of loved ones is at stake.
Halfway, Waste Land, Labyrinthus and Violet have all been selected for the Cleveland International Film Festival (18-29 March). Also in the line-up are short film Wien for Life, together with Alleluia, Ne me quitte pas and Above Us All, three co-productions with Flanders.
Halfway, the sixth feature of Come As You Are director Geoffrey Enthoven and scripted by Pierre De Clercq, will be presented in Cleveland’s After Hours programme. In Halfway, Stephen moves into the luxury home he managed to buy at a rock-bottom price. But his peace is soon disturbed by Theo, who claims to be the rightful owner. But Theo, it turns out, died two years ago.
Waste Land and Alleluia are part of the same section. Previously presented in Toronto, Les Arcs and Austin, Pieter Van Hees’s Waste Land is about taciturn homicide detective Leo Woeste, whose very last homicide case slowly drags him deeper into the grim underbelly of Brussels. Eurydice Gysel and Koen Mortier produced the film for Epidemic (Borgman, Rivers Return).
Douglas Boswell’s feature film debut Labyrinthus has won the Youth Award for Best International Film at the São Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil (16-29 October), with Brazilian media giant Globo picking up the rights for the film.
The International Film Festival of São Paulo screened Labyrinthus as part of its Youth Festival, a five-day event showcasing films for a younger audience. Boswell’s debut took the Festival’s top prize as Best International Film.
Labyrinthus, a family fantasy film directed by Douglas Boswell, has been confirmed for Toronto’s upcoming International Film Festival (4-14 September). Two Days, One Night by the Dardenne brothers, a co-production with Flanders, was also selected. With Flemish titles Waste Land and Cub already announced, talent from Flanders will be omnipresent in Toronto this year.
With less than a month to go, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced a new round of films to be discovered at the prestigious Canadian festival this September. Among them is Douglas Boswell’s family fantasy film Labyrinthus, which will be shown as part of the fest’s ‘entertaining and illuminating’ section, TIFF Kids.
Savage Film producer Bart Van Langendonck is in Cannes to present his Brussels-based production outfit’s new three-year slate. In addition to brand new projects from the directors the company started with five years ago (Michaël R Roskam and Bram Van Paesschen), young filmmakers such as Hans Van Nuffel, Matthias Schoenaerts and Robin Pront are now joining the producer's growing talent pool to develop their own feature-length projects.
Equator is the second feature by Hans Van Nuffel, the 2011 European Film Award Discovery of the Year winner (for Oxygen). The Faithful (Le fidèle) is the second feature film project from Oscar-nominated director Michaël R Roskam (Bullhead), while Franky will be the directorial debut of critically acclaimed Flemish actor Matthias Schoenaerts.
Last edited on 23 June 2015