Kristof Bilsen’s documentary feature Elephant’s Dream has been selected for Hot Docs, the International Documentary Festival in Toronto. The film is to have its North American premiere in the World Showcase programme. Hot Docs is one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals and presents over 200 films from 44 countries between 28 April and 8 May.

Elephant's DreamThe World Showcase section is a global survey of some of the year’s most striking films. The Festival describes Bilsen’s creative documentary as ‘a modern masterpiece that is not to be missed’. Elephant’s Dream, the story of public sector workers in a railway station, a post office and the only remaining fire station in Kinshasa, provides a poetic insight into a country in transition and into lives lived beyond chaos.

The documentary received its world premiere at last year’s DOK Leipzig and screened at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and the Helsinki DocPoint Documentary Festival.

Bram Crols produced Elephant’s Dream for Associate Directors (9999, Lost Down Memory Lane). The film received support from the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Film Fund of Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Sven Gatz.

Published on Thursday 19 March 2015

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