Biography

From the Flanders (i) magazine

Bullhead and Beyond

Last year’s Oscar nomination for Bullhead launched the international careers of director Michaël R. Roskam and leading man Matthias Schoenaerts. The film’s producer, Bart Van Langendock, has yet to follow them across the atlantic, but the nomination has changed his life in other ways.

bartvl‘Industry people like international sales agents and distributors are more eager to listen to what I have to offer now,’ he says. ‘Now that they know my name, and it’s linked to Bullhead, they are at least willing to look at new projects.’

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Published on Thursday 16 May 2013

Leaping off the page

Choreographer Wim Vandekeybus frequently uses film and video in his stage performances, but a desire to tell stories has drawn him irresistibly towards cinema. The feature-length and Venice-selected Monkey Sandwich is his first dialogue-driven project, a stepping-stone to the long-planned film Galloping Mind.

Text: Ian Mundell

Still Monkey SandwichWim Vandekeybus began exploring photography and film while studying psychology at university, and both these interests stayed with him when he transferred his allegiances to theatre and dance. A successful audition with artist and theatre director Jan Fabre in 1985 led to a two-year period performing in ‘The Power of Theatrical Madness’, after which Vandekeybus set up his own group, Ultima Vez. His first production, ‘What the Body Does Not Remember’ in 1987, began an acclaimed series of stage works that frequently included film elements. But he wanted to do things differently from his contemporaries. ‘I didn’t like at all the way people were using visuals in live performance,’ he says. ‘Mostly what they did was film the dancers and put the two together. For me film was much more another world, a door that opened onto the unconscious or a shared dream.’

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Published on Thursday 28 July 2011

In the news

Galloping Mind and The Land of the Enlightened in Karlovy Vary

Published on Wednesday 29 June 2016

Talent from Flanders represented at the Berlinale

Published on Monday 15 February 2016

Flanders Image presents "Talent 10 Watch" 2015

Published on Thursday 3 September 2015

Waste Land and Paradise Trips lead Ensor noms

Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

New Flemish features to be launched in Les Arcs

Published on Monday 15 December 2014

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