saturday (date to be confirmed)
This screening session features 10 films. All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.
Due to COVID-19 circumstances (read more here), 2022 will see a double edition of the Brussels Independent Film Festival, screening both the 2021 and 2022 official selections. The 2022 official selection will be made public and added to the screening schedule in January 2022.
Cinéma GALERIES (Studio)
Koninginnegalerij 26 Galerie de la Reine
Free entry and popcorn.
More info coming soon.
CHRISTMAS MORNING (UNITED STATES)
BY KARNI AND SAUL
A duvet fantasy animation. For Jack Savoretti. Duvet dwellers live in a secret soft blanket cave in a kids room. Mixed media live action and animation Casual fantasy. Running time: 00:02:48.
BY JANNE ELENS
Two nieces, Tilda and Harriët, meet again after a long time. But now, a rat named Erebos, has come between them. Running time: 00:11:46.
THE CUT (CANADA)
BY CHLOÉ CINQ-MARS
Recovering from a cesarean section, Emma finally meets her newborn son. As she overcomes her unfamiliarity and slowly falls in love with him, The Cut explores the complexity of the bond between mother and child. Running time: 00:15:00.
WHO I AM / CELLE QUE JE SUIS (FRANCE)
BY LEÏLA BAKHCHI
Lou is going through a difficult time, full of doubts and reassessment. What if she needed to pull back in order to move forward... Running time: 00:02:15.
JAMIE (UNITED KINGDOM)
BY ESMÉ CREED-MILES
A struggling nineteen year old is contemplating ending her life. On the train to her nan’s, her journey is interrupted by another young woman’s death. Running time: 00:14:00.
YOUR BEAUTIFUL RUBBER BRAIN (NETHERLANDS) BY JELMER WRISTERS
On an old pig farm enclosed by rolling fields, a farmer has taken on the addicted Dennis. Twenty-four hours in an isolated life full of confusion and alienation.This expressionist portrait shows what lies hidden under the everyday lives of a young farmer and Dennis, who is addicted to amphetamine. The farmer feeds his pigs and Dennis surreptitiously feeds the monkey on his back. To avoid being dismissed, he helps where possible. For example, by holding the bleeding piglets when they are being neutered. At night, both men retire into a weird darkness. One plays with a curious installation, the other slips into a futuristic psychosis. Until a new day dawns. Running time: 00:11:00.
EVIE (UNITED KINGDOM)
BY OLIVE PASCHA
A short film shot in a bathroom, 'Evie' is an interview of sorts, an abstract documentary about identity migration, loss, and growing up. Running time: 00:04:14.
THE WEDDING CAKE (SWEDEN)
BY MONICA MAZZITELLI
A young woman is forced to become a prostitute in order to settle her ex-husband’s debts. Her destiny is narrated through Playmobil figurines and a wedding cake that disappears along with the woman’s illusions. Running time: 00:03:58.
BLANK CANVAS (UNITED STATES)
BY ALISA TRASKUNOV
Solo experimental dance piece. A white space. Suddenly, powdered paint. A dancer shifts a colourless world to a world full of colours through movement and music. Running time: 00:03:57.
TENDER AGE (FRANCE)
BY JULIEN GASPAR-OLIVERI
Diane, sixteen, exclusively lives in the eyes of her mother, Sophie. Their symbiotic relationship is becoming more and more troublesome for the teenager. At school, she clumsily expresses her need to be loved the way she is at home, like when she trades a favor for a glance, in the toilets. Big mouth, provocative and attention seeker, the young girl tries to break away from her mother. For one week-end, she wishes to live like a grown up. Running time: 00:26:50.