Kid, Fien Troch’s third feature, has been selected for official competition at Paris Cinéma (28 June- 9 July). This year the Parisian summer festival puts the spotlight on Belgian cinema with numerous selections and retrospectives of its films and filmmakers.

kidFien Troch’s Kid is running in official competition at Paris Cinéma. The film, produced by Antonino Lombardo for Prime Time, already screened at festivals in Rome, Palm Springs and Aubagne earlier this year. Meanwhile Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth’s The Fifth Season and Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown will have their avant-première in the French capital.

Paris Cinéma even honoured director van Groeningen by closing the festival with his Broken Circle and with a special focus on the director’s oeuvre. Recent co-productions with Flanders, such as Tenderness by Marion Hänsel, Yolande Moreau’s Henri and Christophe van Rompaey’s Lena are also part of this year’s program and the festival made room for a documentary on Flemish cinema by Yves Montmayeur, L’incertitude des choses.

The Belgian focus is completed with a number of Flemish classics such as Seagulls Die In The Harbour (Roland Verhavert, Rik Kuypers, Ivo Michiels), The Man Who Had His Hair Cut (André Delvaux), Mira (Fons Rademakers) and Daens (Stijn Coninx). More recent work on the festival program includes Blue Bird (Gust Van den Berghe), Bullhead (Michaël R. Roskam) and Monkey Sandwich (Wim Vandekeybus).

Out of competition, we find Nicolas Provost’s short film Tokyo Giants. The short film section further includes a number of shorts by Felix van Groeningen and a retrospective of Flemish animation legend Raoul Servais. Finally at the coproduction market ‘Paris Project’ director Bavo Defurne (North Sea Texas) will present his latest project Souvenir to potential co-producers and financers.

Kid, The Fifth Season, The Broken Circle Breakdown, Tenderness, Henri, Tokyo Giants, Blue Bird, Bullhead and  Monkey Sandwich all received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Film Fund of Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Joke Schauvliege.

Published on Tuesday 11 June 2013

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