EN - A Handful is about a unique game that began in the 1920s and is still played today on Belgium's beaches over the summer months. When the weather is good, one can find colourful paper flowers for sale in small pop-up shops. The film is an exploration of both the game and its players.

NL - In de zomermaanden wordt er op de Belgische stranden een uniek spel gespeeld. Bij mooi weer staan in een verscheidenheid aan kleine winkels – ophopingen van zand, putten, soms niet meer dan een vlak gestreken ring – kleurrijke bloemen opgesteld. Ze maken deel uit van een bloeiende handel. Deze bloemen houden niet van water of regen, ze zijn van papier. Deze kortfilm volgt de jonge spelers van heel dichtbij.

FR - En été, un jeu unique se déploie sur les plages belges. Quand il fait beau, d'innombrables petits magasins bourgeonnent au bord de la mer: des monticules de sable, de simples banquettes, parfois rien de plus qu'un cercle rapidement tracé. Ces échoppes proposent des fleurs de toutes les couleurs et sont le théâtre d'un commerce foisonnant. Les fleurs n'aiment ni l'eau ni la pluie, elles sont en papier. Le film suit de très près les enfants qui s'adonnent à ce jeu.

Info

Title A Handful
Original title Der Kreislauf
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Docs , Experimental
Year 2014

Credits

Photography Katrien Vermeire
Editing Michele Chiappa
Sound Maiken Hansen
Additional Photography Eefje Vaghi
Colorgrading Olivier Ogneux

Technical specs

Running time film 29'
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)

Festivals

2015: Athens International Film + Video Festival (USA)

2014: St. Louis International Film Festival (USA), Kasseler Dokfest (DE), Rhode Island International Film Festival (USA), Docville International Documentary Film Festival (BE)

Awards

2014: GRAND Prize - Rhode Island International Film Festival: Kidseye International Film Festival (USA)

Seven Flemish productions to screen at Athens, Ohio

The 42nd annual Athens International Film + Video Festival kicked off on April 3 with seven Flemish productions in its line-up. Selected films include Alidor Dolfing’s Wien for Life; A Handful by Katrien Vermeire; and Olivier Vanden Bussche’s animated short To Build a Fire.

Bad HunterAn Vrombaut, author of the successful British animated series 64 Zoo Lane, will be in Athens with The Tie. The short animation film tells the story of the chance meeting between a small giraffe and a tall one. Despite their obvious difference in stature, they discover a kinship.

Published on Thursday 9 April 2015

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Short info

Director Katrien Vermeire
Producers Katrien Vermeire
Writers Katrien Vermeire
Contact

Katrien Vermeire
Gustave Schildknechtstraat 33 bus 14
1020 Brussel
Belgium
info@katrienvermeire.com
www.katrienvermeire.com

Sales

Website www.katrienvermeire.com
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