EN - A middle-class British couple end up living like feral creatures in a camouflaged hole in the middle of a vast forest somewhere in France.

Info

Title Couple in a Hole
Original title Couple in a Hole
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2015

Credits

Cast Paul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jérôme Kircher, Corinne Masiero
Photography Sam Care
Editing Alain Dessauvage
Sound Christophe Penchenat
Art director Richard Campling
Costume Angela Billows
Makeup Sara Menitra, Lili Dang Vu
Music BEAK

Technical specs

Running time film 105'
Release format DCP
Other available formats dvd
Aspect ratio 2.35
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Main producer Zorana Piggott
Main production company 011 Productions/Chicken Factory Ltd. (UK)
Supported by BFI, Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), the Région Midi-Pyrénées, Met Film, CNC
Production partners A Private View (BE), Les Enragés (FR)

The Ardennes in the running for Glasgow’s Audience Award

Robin Pront’s debut feature The Ardennes is one of 10 contenders for the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival (17-28 February). All the selected films are first and second features directed by “a range of exciting new talents”. In addition to The Ardennes, this year’s Glasgow line-up also contains five co-productions with Flanders.

The ArdennesRobin Pront’s grim tale about brotherly conflict is also part of the festival’s Pioneer programme, a collection of brand new films from directors who the Festival believes might just win an Oscar or a Palme d’Or one day. Alongside The Ardennes in the Pioneer programme are such top international films as France’s Oscar-nominated Mustang; and Josh Mond’s James White.

Published on Tuesday 26 January 2016

The Ardennes and Copain to compete in Les Arcs

Robin Pront’s feature debut The Ardennes and Jan and Raf Roosens’s short film Copain will take part in the Official Competition at the European Film Festival in Les Arcs, France (12-19 December). The programme also includes Couple in a Hole by Tom Geens - a co-production with Flanders - and A Bigger Splash starring Matthias Schoenaerts.

The ArdennesThe Ardennes is one of 10 feature films selected for Official Competition in Les Arcs and is thus in line for the festival’s main prize, the Crystal Arrow.

Published on Wednesday 4 November 2015

Lucifer and Empire invited to BFI London Film Festival

Gust Van den Berghe's Lucifer and Kristof Hoornaert's short Empire are both invites to the 59th edition of the BFI London Film Festival (7 – 18 October). Four co-productions with Flanders - Couple in a Hole, Les cowboys, Schneider vs. Bax and The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) - also made it to the final selection.

Still EmpireLucifer is Gust Van den Berghe's third feature and the final installment to his tryptic  to which Little Baby Jesus of Flandr and Blue bird also belong. On his downfall from Heaven to Hell, Lucifer passes through the earthly paradise, a village in Mexico, where elderly Lupita and her granddaughter Maria live. Lupita's brother Emanuel pretends he's paralyzed so he can drink and gamble while the two women tend to the sheep. Lucifer senses an opportunity and plays the miraculous healer. He forces Emanuel to walk again, seduces Maria and makes Lupita doubt about her faith. He didn't bring bad luck, he only illuminated the line between good and evil, where it didn't exist before.

Published on Tuesday 1 September 2015

Toronto adds The Ardennes and Black to its line-up

Robin Pront’s feature debut The Ardennes and Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah’s second feature Black are to receive their world premieres as part of the ‘Discovery’ strand at this year’s 40th Toronto International Film Festival (10-20 September). The animated short Paradise as well as five co-productions with Flanders also made it into the final selection. Finally there’s also the omni-presence of Flemish heartthrob Matthias Schoenaerts.

Toronto International Film Fest (TIFF)The Ardennes (D’Ardennen) is Robin Pront’s feature debut, starring Jeroen Perceval (Borgman, Bullhead), Kevin Janssens (Storm Force) and Veerle Baetens (The Broken Circle Breakdown). It’s the story of two brothers. When a brutal robbery goes hopelessly wrong, Dave manages to run off leaving his brother Kenneth behind. Four years later, his brother is released from prison and much has changed. Dave has his life back on track and is trying to help Kenneth wherever possible, but is witnessing how his highly-strung brother tries to win back his ex-girlfriend Sylvie. After Toronto the film is also set to open the Film Fest Ghent in October.

Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

Waste Land and Paradise Trips lead Ensor noms

Waste Land by Pieter Van Hees and Paradise Trips by Raf Reyntjens are the frontrunners for this year’s Ensor awards. The winners will be announced on at a gala closing the Ostend Film Festival on 19 September.

Waste LandWaste Land tops the list with a spectacular 13 nominations (inc. Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Jérémie Renier) and Best Actress (Natali Broods)), followed by Paradise Trips with nine nominations (inc. Best Director, Best Script and Best Actor (Gene Bervoets)).

Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

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Short info

Director Tom Geens
Producers Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem, Dries Phlypo
Writers Tom Geens
Contact

A Private View
Dries Phlypo
Adolf Baeyensstraat 134n
9040 Sint-Amandsberg
Belgium
T +32 9 240 10 00
sanne@aprivateview.be
www.aprivateview.be

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