EN - A young woman named Sarah follows in her father's footsteps as an art-restorer and is confronted with the forging of masterpieces. She decides to look for the ugly truth inside the art world she idealises.


Title Vanitas
Original title Vanitas
Original language Dutch, French
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre mystery
Year 2015
World première / first public presentation 2015-08-09


Cast Manon Verbeeck, Laura Verlinden, Dirk Roofthooft, Benjamin Ramon, Pjeroo Roobjee, Erico Salamone
Photography Oscar Spierenburg
Editing Oscar Spierenburg
Sound Walter Grimm
Art director Oscar Spierenburg
Music Tobias Spierenburg

Technical specs

Running time film 82'
Release format DCP
Other available formats Blu-ray
Aspect ratio 2.39:1
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Production partners Everstory


2016: SCENECS (NL), European Independent Film Festival (FR), Snowdance Independent Film Festival (DE)

2015: Hong Kong World International Film Festival (HK), Toronto World International Film Festival (CA), Melbourne World International Film Festival (CA), Singapore World International Film Festival (SG), Fine Arts Film Festival (US), Indie Film Festival (CH), 12 Months Film Festival 2015 (RO), Filmmaker International Film Festival 2015 Marbella (ES)


2016: Best European Independent Dramatic Feature - European Independent Film Festival (FR)

2015: Best Narrative Feature Film - Fine Arts Film Festival (US), Best Actress - Indie Film Festival (CH), Best Feature Film (Bronze) - 12 Months Film Festival (RO), Global Independent Film Award - Toronto World International Film Festival (CA)

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Last edited by Picoux Productions BVBA on 18 April 2016

Short info

Director Oscar Spierenburg
Producers Willemijn de Krey
Writers Oscar Spierenburg

Picoux Productions BVBA
Willemijn de Krey
Maalderijstraat 2
2000 Antwerp
T +31 (0)468 22 06 58


Everstory Films
Michael Van den Eynde
C-mine 12
3600 Genk
T +32 485 99 10 50

Website vanitas.picoux.be
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