EN - When Jesus looks into the eyes of Magdalena, she thinks her fate is to become a nun. Until an angel tells her what God really wants: she must give birth to 13 children each of whom have to be born on the 13th of the month. So Magdalena sets to work.


Title 13
Original title 13
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Category Shorts
Year 1998


Cast Patricia Goemaere, Arthur Kristel, Dimitri Duquennoy, Ina Geerts, Lilian Keersmaekers, Viviane de Muynck, Sarah Van Marcke, Lotte Vandersteene
Photography Philip Van Volsem
Editing Karin Vaerenberg
Music Wim Dewilde

art direction : Gert Stas

Technical specs

Running time film 15
Release format 35 mm
Aspect ratio Comopt
Sound format Dolby Stereo



Prix Spécial du Jury at the Festival International du Film Indépendent of Brussels (B) - 1998 / Prix André César for Best Cinematography at the Festival Mondial du Cinéma de Courts Métrages de Huy (B) - 1998 / Best Short Film at the Festival International de Cinema da Figueira da Foz (P) – 1998 / Canal + Jury Prize” for Best Short Film at Leuven Kort (B) - 1998 / S.B.C. Award for best Cinematography at the Brussels International Film festival (B) – 1999 / Kodak Vision Award for Best Cinematography at the Slamdance Film festival Los Angeles (USA) - 1999

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Last edited on 22 June 2017

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Director Gert Embrechts
Producers Gert Embrechts
Writers Gert Embrechts

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