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National Competition 3

27.04.2023 – 21.30 – Flagey
01.05.2023 – 15.00 – Flagey

To gather and discover films from North and South of the country.
From nearly 300 films received, 37 films will compete in the National Competition.

Marée Haute (High Tide)

Noha Choukrallah

Pays Belgium, France
Genre Fiction
2022 - 18'46" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO FR/NL STEN/FR/NL
Hannah, an English immigrant, is separating Jean, the father of her daughter Théa. On the surface, the divorce is going well. Only on the surface. Hannah is struggling with a high tide of resentment and feelings.

The Chromakey Man

William Samaha

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2022 - 13'43'' - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO EN ST FR/NL
Dan always wanted to be an actor, but instead of achieving his dreams, he ends up a chromakey technician on movie sets. Covered in a bright green suit from head to toe, he is stuck in a rut until he gets offered an audition and the possibility to step into the limelight. The opportunity is potentially life-changing, and this absolutely terrifies him.


Jo Ingabire Moys

Pays Belgium, France
Genre Fiction
2022 - 26'44" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO ST EN/FR/NL
1994, Rwanda. As the genocide rages on, Bazigaga takes in a father and his daughter, hunted by the militia.

Altijd Zomer (Always Summer)

Hans Dessers

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 19'46" - Couleur - Sous-titres: VO NL ST EN/FR
A father and a daughter spend the weekend together. Dark thoughts play through his head, and while his daughter sleeps, he starts acting strangely. The next morning, his daughter tells him about a bad dream she had. He explains to her, in a special way, the difference between a dream and a nightmare.

Se dit d’un cerf qui quitte son bois (Said of a deer that sheds its antlers)

Salome Crickx

Pays Belgium
Genre Fiction
2023 - 20' - Color - Sous-titres: OV FR ST NL
Today is the 167th annual moult, a ceremony to promote ideological renewal. This year, in this countryside village, it is Ben and his parents' turn to experience the moult.