EN - A painting in a museum triggers different reactions from each person who passes it. But what does it represent, as we only get to see everything through the eyes of the painting itself?

NL - Een schilderij in een museum trekt diverse bezoekers aan, en elk van hen heeft een verschillende reactie op het kunstwerk. Maar wat stelt het eigenlijk voor, daar we alles zien door de ‘ogen’ van het schilderij zelf?

FR - Vu a travers les "yeux" d'un tableau dans un musée, on voit les de nombreuses reactions des visiteurs.


Title The Painting
Original title The Painting
Original language no dialogues
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Shorts
Genre comedy
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-05-20


Cast Fiona Hardingham, Timothy Connolly, Barbara Tarbuck, Irene Wong, Fouad Hajji, Tracy Weisert, Carla Valentine, Eva Veestraeten, Ellen Schoeters, Cole Gerdes, Keith Gerchak, Allison Lane, Alex Boling, Trisha Simmons, Ashlyn Boots, Ashley Roberts, Brisa Lalick, Vandana De Boeck, Christina Maria Davis, Craig Blair, Dianne Benedict, Dana Benedict
Photography Tim McCombe
Editing Maxime Brulein
Art director Maxime Brulein
Costume Laurie Pachecco, Mark N. Thomas
Makeup Martin Lane Christopher
Music Sven Faulconer

Technical specs

Running time film 6'02"
Release format Blu-ray
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Main producer Mark N. Thomas
Main production company Two M Films


2015: Wasaga Beach Film Festival (CA), Sun Valley Film Festival (USA), Cannes Short Film Corner (FR)

2014: Filmfestival Oostende (BE), Fiati Corit (IT), Festival Tous Courts - Aix-en-Provence (FR)


2015: Golden Award - Wasaga Beach Film Festival (USA)

Cannes line-up reveals talent from Flanders

Copain selected for the Short Film Competition and the animated short film Paradise competing in the Cinéfondation section ensure Flanders’s presence at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Various other films in the Festival’s line-up also feature talent from Flanders, while several (co-)productions with Flanders fly the flag in the Marché du Film.

ParadiseInvited for the Festival’s Short Film Competition, Jan and Raf Roosens’s short film Copain is about Fré, a teenager trapped between his conservative, wealthy parents and his working-class friends. Paradise, by Laura Vandewynckel, tells a story about people heading for a better place on different sides of the ocean; the stop-motion film is set to première as part of the Cinéfondation.

Published on Friday 8 May 2015

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Short info

Director Maxime Brulein
Producers Aline D'Hondt-Brulein
Writers Maxime Brulein

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Two M Films
Maxime Brulein
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United States
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