EN - Bamboo plants only bloom once but if one does, all nearby plants follow suit. The same thing happens to a bunch of 13-year-old girls who are spending their summer days on an abandoned piece of land, overgrown by bamboo. When a mysterious man arrives, one by one they let go of their carefree summer.

NL - Bamboe heeft de eigenschap dat wanneer één plant bloeit, alle planten in de buurt dat ook doen. Hetzelfde gebeurt met een bende dertienjarige meisjes die hun zomerdagen slijten in een door bamboe overwoekerde uithoek van het dorp. Wanneer een mysterieuze man hun territorium betreedt, laten ze één voor één hun onbezonnen zomer los.


Title Bamboe
Original title Bamboe
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre Coming of age
Year 2018
World première / first public presentation 2018-10-13


Cast Lotte Peeters, Fleur Van Bergen, Roos Zijlstra, Anne Coopman, Anne-Sophie Marx, Pauline Bas, Lauren Van Houtven, Yenthe Van Houtven, Frits Deruyter, Leonardo De Souza
Photography Jannes De Leest, Maël Robijns
Editing Lawrence Paul Foley
Sound Renzy Saerens
Art director Louise Frateur
Costume Anthe Hermans
Music Aiko Devriendt

Technical specs

Running time film 19'14''
Release format DCP
Other available formats HD
Aspect ratio 4:3
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour



2019: Brussels Short Film Festival - Next Generation (BE); Festival de Cannes - Cinéfondation Selection (FR); Shortshorts - International Competition (JP)

2018: Film Fest Gent - Official Student Competition (BE); International Short Film Festival Leuven - Flemish Competition (BE)


2018: Second place - Student Competition Audience Award - Film Fest Gent (BE)

2017: Student Pitch Award - Film Festival Oostende (BE)

Join us in Cannes!

Flanders Image will be in Cannes again, where you can find us at our usual place (Rivièra A2) at the Marché du Film.

BamboeHere’s a link to our calendar. It allows you to check availabilities, and to immediately schedule a meeting. In the meantime you can check our line-up for the 2019 Marché du Film.

Published on Monday 13 May 2019

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