Van den Berghe’s Blue Bird selected for Directors’ Fortnight

Blue Bird, Gust Van den Berghe’s new feature, has been selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the International Film Festival in Cannes (11-22 May). For the young helmer, this is the second year in a row that a film of his is in selection – last year his debut feature, Little Baby Jesus of Flandr,  was also invited for the Quinzaine.

DOP Hans Bruch Jr on the set of Blue BirdBlue Bird is inspired by L’Oiseau Bleu, a renowned play by Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck. The film tells the stoy of two children named Téné and Bafionkadié, who are searching for a mysterious blue bird. After a long journey they succeed in capturing it, but then lose it. Director Van den Berghe defines the story as a universal one about children growing up without realising it. In their quest for the mythical bird, they learn important lessons on how the grown-up world works.

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Published on Tuesday 19 April 2011

Coproduction Office picks up Blue Bird

Blue Bird, director Gust Van den Berghe’s second feature, has been picked up by Philippe Bober’s Coproduction Office, the international sales agency specialising in ‘daring and engaging award-winning films by filmmakers with strong personal visions’.

The Blue BirdCoproduction Office, whose portfolio holds a number of strong and daring titles such as A Town Called Panic and Le Quattro Volte is to handle world sales on Blue Bird. Van den Berghe’s own artistic vision was already clear in his feature film debut, Little Baby Jesus of Flandr, which was selected for the Cannes Director's Fortnight and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, among others.

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Published on Friday 1 April 2011

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