Best Of 2
15 years of award winning short films at the Brussels Short Film Festival. Don’t miss out on our absolute favourites.
2010 – 18’45″ – Color
1994, there is a civil war in Burundi, the small African country immediately adjacent to Rwanda. A genocide conflict opposes a rebellion driven by a majority of ethnic Hutus and a national army composed of a majority of ethnic Tutsis… We are witnesses of one of those sadly frequent episodes in this fratricidal feud: the attack by the rebels of a minibus transporting civil passengers. Entirely based on real facts and characters.
2008 – 0:03:45 – Color
« I think that, when moving, you take over your own life. When you’re free to come and go, to have gestures of… love, tenderness, anger, no matter. So when you are deprived of the ability to move, as I am, as many others are… in order to survive you need to reinvent movement. What goes on in my mind is not just intellectual. It’s a way of re-creating an inner space which sets me free » Benoît Labaye
2007 – 0:14:00 – Color
A man and his son live high on top of a steep peak. The only access to the outside world is by a bridge. Now that the latter has been destroyed, the two characters are completely isolated from the rest of humanity. The father has made sure to keep his son sheltered from the realities of the world of men. But one night, the child glimpses in the distance, at the bottom of a cliff, a town’s glimmering lights. He then becomes fascinated by this place, from which his father wants to protect him at any price.
1996 – 0:10 – B&W
24 décembre 1951: Werner et Mylène s’apprêtent à réveillonner quand soudain on sonne à leur porte. C’est le début d’une soirée pleine de surprises, où les apparences s’avèreront souvent trompeuses…
Michael R. Roskam
2003 – 0:18:00 – Color
Carlo, un jeune homme, travaille dans un abattoir. Quand son cousin, Nicky, se casse les deux pieds, il lui demande de le remplacer dans un match de foot. Le jour du match, Carlo est pris par la mauvaise voiture et se retrouve dans une drôle de situation.
1999 – 0:23:00 – Color/B&W
Didier, 39, an unemployed artist, depressive and hypochondriac, is persuaded he is going to die within one or two months because of the asbestos contained in his radiator. That’s why he decides, as a testament destined to his retired father, to have himself filmed in the places he and his parents used to go to for their Sunday escapades when he was a kid. But, after leaving Bastogne, he hears on the radio that Marc Dutroux, the pedophile-torturer-murderer has just escaped the police forces. Totally upset, Didier decides to fork off to Grâce-Hologne, a little village close to Liège, to protect a potential victim of Dutroux…