Anke Blondé’s short film Dura Lex continues to tour the world with another two selections in Bristol (UK) and in the ancient city of Luxor (Egypt). The film has already screened at numerous festivals and won awards at short film festivals in Palm Springs and Leuven.
At the Bristol Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (18-23 September) Dura Lex will screen in the Brief Encounters competition for the best live action short films from all over the world. Dura Lex deals with the subject of illegal immigration through the character of single mother Kristi who gets a visit from two police detectives who are looking for an illegal refugee. Kristi finds herself faced with a difficult decision.
Anke Blondé’s short has been programmed in ‘round three’ of the competition, alongside other films dealing with the ‘many ways in which the lives of two people can be brought together and influence each other in unpredictable ways.’ Main roles are shared by Wine Dierickx (pictured; Madonna’s Pig, With Friends Like These), Wim Willaert (22nd of May) and Nico Sturm (Pulsar, S&M Judge).
At almost the same time as it screens in the UK, Dura Lex will also screen at the first edition of the Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival. The goal of this new festival, which runs from 17- 22 September, is to foster the knowledge and circulation of Egyptian and European audiovisual works.
Dura Lex is a production of Dirk Impens for Menuet and was made with the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund. Anke Blondé wrote the script together with Bert Van Dael and Sanne Nuyens.