BELGICA
2016, Kinepolis Film, 127 min, Belgium, Dir: Felix Van Groeningen

Director Felix Van Groeningen’s follow-up to THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN is this tumultuous tale of sibling rivalry. Two brothers (Stef Aerts and Tom Vermeir) who have nothing in common open a bar that quickly becomes a regular hangout for nighthawks - but their newfound success doesn’t make running a family business any less complicated. Illuminated by vibrant nightlife sequences, BELGICA won the World Cinema – Dramatic directing award at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. In Dutch with English subtitles.


OXYGEN
ADEM
2010, Kinepolis Film Distribution (Belgian Distributor), 98 min, Belgium, Netherlands, Dir: Hans Van Nuffel

Tom (Stef Aerts) and his brother both have cystic fibrosis, a degenerative lung disease. Tom’s short life expectancy weighs heavily upon him until a trip to the hospital introduces him to Xavier (Wouter Hendrickx), a CF patient with a much more optimistic outlook, and Eline (Anemone Valcke), a quirky girl under quarantine for an infection. These two boost Tom’s spirits tremendously, until the young man falls into a tailspin when his brother dies. But it turns out that a dose of friendship - and love - can work wonders, even if it isn’t a cure. As romantic and funny as it is heartbreaking, OXYGEN is a compelling drama about making the most of the time you have. Nominated by the European Film Academy for their European Discovery 2011 - Prix FIPRESCI Award. In Dutch with English subtitles.


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