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National Competition 5

30 April 2019 – 20:00 – Lumen

2 May 2019 – 13:30 – Flagey

4 May 2019 – 16:00 – Flagey


Bérangère McNeese

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2019 - 24' - Color

Anna is 16, and lives with her young mother, Rebecca. It is the end of another summer defined by her mom's flings and conquests, but during which Anna begins to discover her own sensuality. As Anna learns she is pregnant, her mother sees herself in her daughter, at the same age, facing the same choices.


Jacky De Groen

Pays Belgium
Genre Animation
2018 - 11' 35" - Color
"Sailors kill time under a blistering sun, awaiting a sign of their prey. After bloodshed, a strong arm offers a moment of shelter. A boy gets his first tattoo." Spermaceti evokes the transitional space-time of a young man who finds himself on the threshold of an initiation. As we fluctuate between the underwater and the above, boundaries become slippery.

Je serai parmi les amandiers

Marie Le floc’h

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2019 - 21' - Color
Today, Maysan has a very important administrative appointment for her family. But Iyad, her husband, has a question she is not ready to hear.

Saigon sur Marne

Aude Ha Leplège

Pays Belgium
Genre Animation
2019 - 14' 12" - Color
Between two household chores, an old couple tell their grand-daughter their life story between Vietnam and France, during the war. Since their first meeting, when they were 20, till today, they describe all the main steps of their relationship, talking about the exile, the immigration, sometime with humour, sometime with serious.

Pathetiek (Pathétique)

Yahya Terryn

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2018 - 27' - Color
'Life is what happens, while you’re busy making other plans.' The last conversation between two best friends, Ludo and Karel, during the piano concerto of Ludo’s new girlfriend for whom he left his family.