Short film Wolf’s Milk by director Hans Vercauter has been selected for the official competition of the 37th Montreal World Film Festival (22 August-2 September), where the film will receive its world premiere in the World Competition section. As such, the film has a chance at winning the Award for Best Short Film and the Jury Award.

Wolf's MilkWolf’s Milk depicts the story of Marcus who, after being imprisoned for several years, is determined to settle a score with his brother Simon. The 15-minute short is a story about brotherly love and a family struggling with disintegration after a white lie turns sour.

The Montreal World Film Festival is one of Canada’s largest international independent film festivals. Every year, films from over 80 countries are screened, with films from top line international directors lining up alongside filmmakers making their debuts. The goal of the festival is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality and innovative cinema, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.

Over the years, the prestigious festival has revealed itself as an advocate of Belgian cinema from Flanders. Last year, Patrice Toye’s Little Black Spiders and Tom Heene’s Welcome Home screened at the festival, while in 2011 Geoffrey Enthoven’s Come As You Are grabbed three prizes including the fest’s main prize and audience award. Also Oxygen by Hans Van Nuffel and Ben X by Nic Balthazar were awarded at past editions.

Eva Van Riet produced Wolf’s Milk for production company Caviar. The film was written and directed by Hans Vercauter and was made possible with the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund/Film Fund of Flemish Cultural Affairs Minister Joke Schauvliege.

Published on Thursday 18 July 2013

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