/opening night at the atomium
sunday (date to be confirmed)
This screening session features 5 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.
Atomium (Room Waterkeyn 2)
Free entry and popcorn.
More info coming soon.
DA-DZMA (A SISTER AND A BROTHER) (BELGIUM)
BY JARO MINNE
Winter. A fifteen-year-old girl in a remote Georgian village tries to get closer to her older brother, just as he decides to leave home in search for work abroad. Running time: 00:15:25.
THE ART OF LOVE (FRANCE)
BY ALEJO RESTREPO
In a desert, a blond woman, a dog and a voice declaiming in Mandarin. Space-time is uncertain, the alternation of static and dynamic phases intersects with a car trip; A brunette woman quotes Sun-Tzu in the original text of The Art of War. Is love only possible without war? The souvenirs, inseparable from the memory, take us to the crests of a stormy relationship between two women, whom everything seems to oppose, carried away by a passionate love. Running time: 00:08:46.
MAGIC KINGDOM (HONG KONG/U.S)
BY NELSON NG CHAK HEI
The story is set in 1997 against the backdrop of the looming handover. Kit, a middle-aged single parent, brings his son from Hong Kong to California under the pretense of visiting Disneyland. The son, Chun, comes to realize the real intention of the trip is his own adoption. Running time: 00:15:00.
ALL THAT'S LEFT / CE QUI RESTE (BELGIUM)
BY SALVAIRE HUGO
Henri returns to see his family after a long absence to visit his mother admitted in a psychiatric clinic. Despite his anxieties, unconsciously transmitted by his mother, Henri decides to get her out of the hospital and take care of her... Running time: 00:24:47.
EVA WISHES / EVA VOUDRAIT (FRANCE)
BY LISA DIAZ
Eva is a 39-year-old, single and free woman. A gynaecologist has just told her she has very few eggs left. Eva would like to have a child but doesn’t really know how to go about it… She sets off on a singular journey. Running time: 00:55:02.