Galloping Mind and The Land of the Enlightened in Karlovy Vary

In addition to Felix van Groeningen’s Belgica and the short film Flower of a Thousand Colours, the line-up of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (1-9 July) also includes Wim Vandekeybus’s Galloping Mind and The Land of the Enlightened by Pieter-Jan De Pue. Geoffrey Enthoven’s 2011 hit Come As You Are has also been picked for one the festival’s thematic sections.

Galloping MindGalloping Mind is part of ‘Another View’, a collection of notable contemporary films. In Vandekeybus’s feature, a twin brother and sister are separated at birth, neither knowing about the other’s existence. Pieter-Jan De Pue’s The Land of the Enlightened is scheduled to screen in the 'Horizons' section.

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Published on Wednesday 29 June 2016

Flanders foursome selected for Festroia’s competition

Four Flemish features have been selected for competition at the 29th Festroia International Film Festival in Portugal (7-16 June). Brasserie RomantiqueThe Broken Circle BreakdownOffline and Time of My Life are all in the running to take home some prizes. This year, the festival has also organised a focus on Belgium and pays homage to Flemish actor Jan Decleir.

Madly in LoveBoth Joel Vanhoebrouck’s Brasserie Romantique and Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown screen as part of the fest’s official competition. Peter Monsaert’s directorial debut Offline is selected for the competitive First Works section, while Nic Baltazar is competing in the Man and His Environment category with Time of My Life.

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Published on Wednesday 29 May 2013

Films Boutique to represent Enthoven’s upcoming features

Geoffrey Enthoven and Mariano Vanhoof's production hub Fobic Films has closed a deal with Berlin-based Films Boutique. The international sales agent is to represent Enthoven’s two upcoming features Half Way and Winnipeg, both scripted by Pierre De Clercq. Films Boutique also added Geoffrey Enthoven’s back catalogue produced for Fobic Films to its slate – Children of Love,The Only One and Happy Together.

Geoffrey EnthovenFilms Boutique had already handled international sales for Come As You Are, which has been sold to over 42 countries so far. Enthoven’s feature film about three disabled youngsters who, under the guise of a wine tour, embark on a journey to Spain hoping to get laid there, was awarded EFA’s People’s Choice Award last year.

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Published on Tuesday 28 May 2013

EFA People’s Choice Award goes to Come As You Are

Geoffrey Enthoven’s Come As You Are (aka Hasta la vista) has won the People’s Choice Award at the 25th edition of the European Film Awards in Malta. Written by Pierre De Clercq and produced by Mariano Vanhoof, the film outran no less than 11 European heavyweights such as The ArtistUntouchable and The Iron Lady. Film lovers from all over Europe chose the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Come As You Are at the EFA AwardsFrom 1 to 31 October, European film fans were asked to elect one of the 12 films nominated for EFA’s People’s Choice Award via various European print and online media.

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Published on Saturday 1 December 2012

Time of My Life and The Invader grab Awards in Ostend

At the close of the Ostend Film Festival (7 – 15 September 2012) the Flemish film industry gathered in Ostend for the third annual Flemish Film Awards, now called the ‘Ensors’. Nic Balthazar’s Time of My Life, Nicolas Provost’s The Invader and Frank Van Mechelen’s Germaine were the winners of the evening with three or more Awards. This edition also saw the introduction of a number of new awards such as Best Documentary (Epilogue).

Still of Nic Balthazar's Time of My LifeTime of my life (pictured on the left) won the awards for Best feature, Best actor in a leading role (Geert Van Rampelberg) and Best Editing (Philippe Ravoet). Based on a true story, Time of My Life is the story of MS-patient  Mario Verstraete who was not only instrumental in legalising euthanasia in Belgium… but was also the first to make use of that new law. Peter Bouckaert produced the film for Eyeworks Film & TV Drama.

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Published on Saturday 15 September 2012

Come As You Are shortlisted for European Film Awards

Geoffrey Enthoven’s Come As You Are is one of 47 features shortlisted for this year’s European Film Awards. Joachim Lafosse’s Our Children and Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone, two co-productions with Flanders, also made the cut. Earlier this month the European Film Academy (EFA) nominated Come As You Are for its People’s Choice Award. This year’s EFA Award Ceremony takes place in Malta on 1 December.

Come as you are EFACome nomination time, we might also see rising star Matthias Schoenaerts nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Jacques Audiard’s shortlisted Rust and Bone. The actor recently featured in a NY Times article about breakout actors of the new season: “His unorthodox romantic lead role in Rust and Bone… makes another persuasive case for the strapping, sad-eyed Mr Schoenaerts as the most versatile beefcake actor of our time… Mr Schoenaerts, a 34-year-old Belgian, speaks fluent English and seems poised for an American crossover. Here’s hoping Hollywood knows what to do with an anti-superhero.”

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Published on Wednesday 12 September 2012

Welcome Home and Little Black Spiders Flemish eye-catchers in Montreal

Tom Heene’s Welcome Home, which only recently received an invitation to Venice, and Patrice Toye’s Little Black Spiders are the Flemish eye-catchers at the 36th World Film Festival in Montreal (23 August-3 September). Heene’s debut feature will be screening in the First Films World Competition, while Toye’s film will be celebrating its world premiere in the prestigious Focus on World Cinema section. In total, no less than 10 Flemish (co)productions were confirmed for the Canadian fest’s line-up.

tom heene welcome homeWith selections for both Montreal and the International Critics’ Week in Venice, filmmaker Tom Heene has pulled off an impressive feat. In Montreal’s First Films World CompetitionWelcome Home is in the running for one of three Zenith Awards. Producer of Welcome Home is Tomas Leyers for Minds Meet. The Brussels-based production company even has a second film screening in Montreal: minority co-production The World Belongs to Us by director Stephan Streker was confirmed for the Focus on World Cinema programme.

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Published on Wednesday 8 August 2012

Come As You Are wowing crowds in Germany

After just three weeks in German theatres, Geoffrey Enthoven’s feature Come As You Are has reached 50,000 spectators. German audiences had already taken a shine to the film earlier in the year when it grabbed third place for the Bernhard Wicki Award at the Film Festival of Emden Norderney.

come as you are germanyAfter a successful release in France, where over 125,000 people saw it, Come as You Are is headed for success in Germany as well. Since its release on 12 July by Ascot Elite Filmverleih, the German dubbed version can boast some very good figures. Moreover, the film was also released in Austria on 27 July by Vienna-based Luna Filmverleih. Come As You Are is internationally represented by Films Boutique, which has sold the film to over 25 territories so far.

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Published on Tuesday 31 July 2012

Come As You Are grabs Audience Award at Karlovy Vary

Geoffrey Enthoven’s Come As You Are [watch trailer] has received the Audience Award of the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic (29 June-7 July). The film was part of the Ten Euro Directors to Watch programme, which is annually selected by critics of US entertainment magazine, Variety.

Geoffrey Enthoven Karlovy VaryGeoffrey Enthoven’s selection for Variety’s list of European Film Talents marks the third time that a Flemish director has been on the prestigious list. Last year Hans Van Nuffel made the list with his feature debut, Oxygen, and a few years earlier Pieter van Hees (Left Bank, Dirty Mind) also made the cut.

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Published on Tuesday 10 July 2012

Podium places for Flemish film in Emden

Nic Balthazar’s Time of My Life and Geoffrey Enthoven’s Come As You Are grabbed podium places at the 23rd International Filmfest Emden-Norderney (6-23 June) in Germany. Time of My Life won both the AOK Movie Award and the ‘silver’ Bernhard Wicki Audience Award, while Come As You Are also made the Bernhard Wicki list in third place.

Still from Nic Balthazar's Time of My LifeProducer Peter Bouckaert of Eyeworks was present at the festival’s closing ceremony to pick up the silverware for Time of My Life’s awards, worth €8,000 in total. The Bernhard Wicki Audience Award also makes for a perfect streak for Time of My Life as this is the third Audience Award in as many festivals for the film.

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Published on Tuesday 12 June 2012

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