EN - Lon Landau is a promising Jewish stage designer whose life takes a turn during World War II. He is held captive in a Belgian prison camp, but decides to stay positive and do what he knows best: building dream worlds. LON is an ode to the power of imagination and how people maintain their dignity in difficult times.


Title LON
Original title LON
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Shorts , Docs , Animation
Genre Documentary
Year 2017
World première / first public presentation 2017-11-16


Illustration Penelope Deltour
Animation Gert Van Goethem
Audio mix, music & sound effects Jamie MacLean

Technical specs

Running time film 7'
Release format HD
Aspect ratio 16:9
Colour Colour and black-white
Available in 2D



2018: Toronto Jewish Film Festival (CA); Washington Jewish Film Festival (US); Moscow Jewish Film Festival (RU); Film Fest Sundsvall (SE); Docfest Maastricht (NL); Brussels Art Film Festival (BE)

2017: IDFA (NL); International Short Film Festival Leuven (BE); Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (PL)

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Last edited by Studio Wildwood on 6 September 2018

Short info

Director Nina Landau
Producers Sofie Despeer, Nina Landau, Jamie MacLean
Writers Nina Landau, Jamie MacLean

De Chinezen
Sofie Despeer
Van Kerckhovenstraat 2
2800 Mechelen


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