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SHOWING 32 FILMS FROM BELGIUM
Origins of AIDS

ORIGINS OF AIDS

For more than 20 years AIDS has ravaged the planet. The ancestral virus was found in chimpanzees, but the question remains: How did it cross over to humans? Origins examines the controversy that engulfed the scientific community when it attempted to explain the genesis of one of the deadliest diseases to afflict mankind. |Read More
Pandora's Box

PANDORA'S BOX

Yesim Ustaoglu's (Journey to the Sun) latest is a gorgeous, expertly developed cross-generational dramedy. When an aging matriarch (90-year-old Tsilla Chelton) starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her. Pandora's Box took the top prize and Chelton was named best actress at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
Pilgrimage

PILGRIMAGE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Brendan Muldowney
  • Country: Ireland, Belgium
In 13th-century Ireland, a cadre of monks travel through the war-torn countryside on a mission to bring their land’s most sacred relic to Rome. But other forces are gaining on them, as the true significance of the relic becomes dangerously apparent. A period drama crossed with an action/adventure road movie, Pilgrimage delivers a profound lesson on religious fervor and the savagery of soldiers with a cause. |Read More
Drama, Action
Rachel

RACHEL

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Simone Bitton and Simone Bitton
  • Country: France, Belgium
An insightful and provocative exploration into the complexities of political solidarity, Rachel is the story of Rachel Corrie, a 22-year-old American member of the International Solidarity Movement, who died trying to prevent an Israeli army bulldozer from destroying Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip in 2003. Director Simone Bitton interweaves excerpts from Corrie's diary with interviews with activists and Israeli army personnel. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
Resist

RESIST

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Dirk Szuszies, Karin Kaper, and Erik Moe
  • Country: Belgium
This vibrant, politically charged film pays tribute to the Living Theatre and its founders Judith Malina and the late Julian Beck. The film details the company's longstanding commitment to nonviolent resistance and its globe-trotting activism, while our screening helps announce the Living's impending return to a new custom-built theater in midtown. |Read More
Romantics Anonymous

ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Jean-Pierre Améris and Jean-Pierre Améris
  • Country: France, Belgium
Two pathologically shy neurotics connect through a love of chocolate in this delectably witty romantic comedy. For Angelique and Jean-René, the social world is one big emotional minefield best avoided. She's a reclusive candymaker looking for a job, and he runs a chocolate factory in dire need of her savant-like skill. Fate may bring them together, but they'll need to overcome their common fears to find fairy-tale love. |Read More
Romantic Comedy
Shadow World

SHADOW WORLD

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Johan Grimonprez
  • Country: USA, Denmark, Belgium
In this eye-popping montage of archival and news footage and interviews, Johan Grimonprez exposes the shadow world of the global arms trade, where corruption, lies, and greed drive covert relationships between politicians, industry executives, military and intelligence officials, and arms dealers. Their aim: to perpetuate war in order to generate more profit, no matter what the human cost. |Read More
Documentary
Sleepless Night

SLEEPLESS NIGHT

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Directed By: Frederic Jardin and Frederic Jardin
  • Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Vincent is a dedicated police officer, or so it seems. After he steals a massive bag of cocaine, his young son winds up being held for ransom by the mob boss it belongs to. When Vincent travels to the outskirts of Paris to trade the drugs for his son, he gets caught in an intense cat-and-mouse game that quickly spirals out of control. This night might not only be the longest of his life—it could be the last. |Read More
Crime, Thriller
Strike a Pose

STRIKE A POSE

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan
  • Country: Netherlands, Belgium
To the fans, they were the unforgettably talented men who supported the career of one of the world's most beloved and controversial music artists: Madonna. Behind the scenes they were an impressionable group of young dancers whose lives were forever changed by her influence. Strike a Pose reunites the men 25 years later, providing the chance to learn about the emotional truth behind the glamorous facade. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music, New York, Female Screenwriter(s)
Third Person

THIRD PERSON

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 137 minutes
  • Directed By: Paul Haggis
  • Country: Belgium
Paul Haggis (Crash) brings to the screen a calculated vision of the drama of love. Three stories set in cities known for romance—New York, Rome, and Paris—take raw and personal twists as characters grapple with the difficulties of modern relationships. With a heavyweight cast including James Franco, Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody, and Maria Bello, Haggis once again weaves an intricate narrative out of seemingly separate worlds. |Read More
Drama, Relationships, New York