EN - The Co(te)lette Film is Mike Figgis' cinematographic adaptation of the dance performance by Ann Van den Broek.

FR - Le film Co(te)lette est l'adaptation cinématographique de la performance chorégraphique d'Ann Van den Broek par Mike Figgis.


Title The Co(te)lette film
Original title The Co(te)lette film
Original language no dialogues
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Experimental
Year 2010


Cast Cecilia Moisio, Judith Ruiz Onandi, Frauke Marien
Photography Oliver Schofield
Editing Arlen Figgis
Music Arne Van Dongen

Technical specs

Running time film 58'16''
Release format HD cam
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), NTR, Dutch Media Fund. In association with EXQI


2010: Internationaal Film Festival van Vlaanderen-Gent (BE) / Cinedans - Moving Media Festival (NLD)

The Co(te)lette Film available on iTunes

Academy Award-nominated director Mike Figgis's The Co(te)lette Film is now available on the iTunes store in Belgium and other territories. According to producer Savage Film (Bullhead), it's the first Flemish production, supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, which can be downloaded from the platform in Belgium.

The Co(te)llette Film_stillThe Co(te)lette Film is the cinematic adaptation of the award-winning dance production Co(te)lette by Flemish choreographer Ann Van den Broek. Both the original stage production and the film production were performed by Van den Broek's company, Ward/Ward.

Published on Wednesday 18 April 2012

The CO(te)LETTE film on US fest tour

Following successful appearances at European festivals such as the Ghent International Film Festival and the Cinedans Moving Media Festival in The Netherlands, Mike Figgis’ 2010 interpretation of the CO(te)LETTE dance production is now due to appear at a number of US festivals later this year.

cotelette mike figgisThe film, a cinematographic capture of choreography devised by Ann Van Den Broeck, has its first screening on Saturday 17 March at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, followed by an outing at the 36th Atlanta Film Festival (23 March-1 April). The film has received wide acclaim, convincing audiences and critics alike of its aesthetic qualities: ‘a very beautiful, powerful, sensual and original piece’, says one Canadian reviewer, ‘a piece that leaves you with images and sounds that reverberate long after the performance’.

Published on Wednesday 15 February 2012

Mike Figgis scores two birds with one stone

Over the course of just one week, Mike Figgis’s The Co(te)lette Film notched up both the Award for Best Dance Film and the Prix du Film sur l’Art at the Cyprus International Film Festival and the Iselp Art Film Festival respectively. Since making its international debut at the Ghent International Film Festival, the film has been selected for over 15 festivals and has already collected three awards.

Still from the Co(te)lette Film by Mike FiggisThe Co(te)lette Film is Oscar winning director Figgis's cinematographic adaptation of the award-winning dance performance by choreographer Ann Van den Broeck. Earlier this year the film also won the Best of the Festival Award at the Dance Camera West Festival in LA and screened at festivals such as Nyon (Visions du Réel), Vancouver and Buenos Aires.

Published on Wednesday 26 October 2011

Vancouver picks Bullhead and Co(te)lette

Michaël R Roskam’s Oscar contender Bullhead and Mike Figgis’ The Co(te)lette Film have been picked by the Vancouver International Film Festival to be screened at its 30th edition (29 September – 14 October). The Vancouver Int’l Film Festival is among the five largest film festivals in North America. Both titles are produced by Bart Van Langendonck for Savage Film.

Still from BullheadBullhead screens in the ‘Festival Prize-winners’ section of the festival, particularly because of the Montreal Fantasia 2011 Best First Feature award it recently won. The Vancouver programmers are enthusiastic about Roskam’s feature debut and Matthias Schoenaerts’ leading performance calling it 'a mesmerizing performance' and marking Roskam as 'a serious talent'.

Published on Thursday 22 September 2011

Three Flemish docs at Visions du Réel

The international documentary festival Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland, will host three Flemish documentary premieres: Manno Lanssens’ Epilogue, Karel De Cock’s Accepting the Image and Mike Figgis’ The Co(te)lette Film. The festival, which is also affiliated to the Doc Outlook Documentary market, runs from 7-13 April. This year's is the first edition under the artistic leadership of Luciano Barisone.

Scene from the co(te)lette filmA former journalist, the Italian Barisone has proven his worth at a number of international film festivals including Venice, Locarno and Firenze.

Published on Friday 25 February 2011

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Short info

Director Mike Figgis
Producers Bart Van Langendonck
Writers Ann Van den Broek

Savage Film
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