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“Belgium Panorama” presents the latest trends in Belgian short films. With such a complex cinematic foundation encompassing both French-speaking and Flemish-speaking worlds, Belgium turns out highly accomplished works on various themes every year. “Belgium Panorama” will offer a chance to witness the high quality and diversity of Belgian short films.  

 

Belgium Panorama This program's film rating is for ages 15 and older
Holiday

Michiel Dhont

Belgium2019Fiction23'28"HDColorEnglish Sub15

Maurice unwillingly joins a weekend trip and experiences awkward encounters with his relatives. While those around him enjoy spending time together, Maurice grows increasingly restless and dissatisfied. The film successfully captures and embodies the characters’ complex emotions and its simple yet appropriately used technical elements augment the nuances of the narrative.  
Lockdown

Koen Van Sande

Belgium2017Fiction15'DCPColorEnglish Sub12

Inspired by the real-life terrorist attacks at Brussels International Airport in March 2016, this film shows a downfall caused by the growing prejudice and misunderstanding of strangers across Europe. A chance accident symbolically reveals hidden sentiments of rejection and ostracism towards outsiders among people. The director impresses us with his ability to give shape to political themes in the given genre. 
My Planet

Valéry Carnoy

Belgium2018Fiction24'10"DCPColorEnglish Sub15

Henri is a man in his fifties who runs a bakery and whose marriage has hit a rough patch. His wife is more caught up in grooming herself than improving her relationship with him. Then, one day, a photographer named Anita asks Henri to pose for her. The film poses questions about the true beauty of the human body. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2019 Brussels Short Film Festival. 
The Golden Legend

Olivier Smolders

Belgium2015Fiction, Documentary24'DCPColorEnglish Sub15

A patient detained in a psychiatric institution presents a gallery of the great names in history who still haunt his mind. It’s densely packed with cursed musicians, assassins, fairground freaks, paranoiac revolutionaries, artists of the Belle Epoque, and suicidal anchorites. As we witness the storehouse of memories made up of countless images of human psychology and myths, we find ourselves lost in the sea between truth and fiction.