EN - Three boys are playing soldiers amid the vast dunes of the Flemish coast. 10-year-old Karel is separated from his friends and discovers a young couple making love, hidden from sight, deep in the dunes. This incident will change his life forever.
NL - Drie jongens spelen soldaatje in het uitgestrekte duinenlandschap aan de Vlaamse kust. Karel, een wildebras van 10 jaar oud, raakt afgescheiden van zijn twee vrienden. Diep verscholen tussen de duinen maakt Karel een ontdekking die zijn leven zal veranderen en enkel in geheimhouding herinnerd kan worden.
|Original title||De honger|
|World première / first public presentation||2013-11-28|
|Cast||Vincent Collin, Dorien De Clippel, Mathias Van Mieghem|
|Photography||Philip Van Volsem|
|Art director||Ravit Bechor|
|Costume||Kristin Van Passel|
|Makeup||Lies Van Riel|
|Running time film||16'|
|Supported by||Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)|
|Production partners||Black Knight Media BVBA|
|Tax shelter partners||uShort|
Pieter Van Hees’s Waste Land has been selected for Official Competition at the European Film Festival in Les Arcs, France (13-20 December). Bas Devos’s feature debut Violet and Benoit De Clerck’s short film The Hunger are also part of the official line-up. Flemish projects to be discovered in the professional programme are Kenneth Mercken’s Coureur and Galloping Mind by Wim Vandekeybus. Finally, three new feature films from Flanders - Black, Belgian Rhapsody and again Waste Land - will be pitched to an audience of distributors and cinema owners from France.
Waste Land, Black and Belgian Rhapsody will be presented during the Les Arcs Summit, a yearly programme that reunites independent distributors and industry professionals focusing on the exhibition of European films in France and made up of a number of films scheduled for a 2015 release.
Nine short films from Flanders take part in the international competition of the International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo in Athens, Greece. Six live-action shorts, two animation films and one documentary project made the line-up. The eighth edition of the festival runs from 10 till 16 July and presents some 120 shorts, selected out of 4,200 submissions.
Leonardo Van Dijl’s black-and-white short Get Ripped exposes the mental deterioration of a young man determined to transform his body. In its home territory, the film already screened at the Leuven International Short Film Festival, while it has also been confirmed for Outfest LA, which kicks off on July 10. The film is to take part in the fest’s International Male section.
The Hunger, the newest short film by Benoit De Clerck, has been picked up by Paris-based sales agent Premium Films, who will internationally represent the film. The news was announced during the International Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand (31 January-8 February) where The Hunger is screening in international competition.
With The Hunger Benoit De Clerck returns to 1963, when three boys are playing in the vast dunes of the Belgian coast. 10-year-old Karel gets separated from his friends and deep in the dunes makes a discovery that will alter his life and can only be remembered in secrecy.
Last edited on 23 June 2015