The Ghent film Festival opens in October, the 45th edition with the screening of the Flemish-Dutch Cannes-hit Girl. That has the organization Tuesday published.
The Belgian film was Saturday night in Cannes awarded the Camera d’or, the prize for the best debut film of the year at the Cannes film festival. The Camera d’or, next to the Palm d’or, the prize for the best competitiefilm, as one of the most important prizes at the festival.
It was not the first prize that Girl in the awards. Previously won the drama about a young transgender that ballerina wants to be, all of the Queer Palm, the award for the best LGBT film at the festival, and the prize of the international film critics. In addition, award-winning, the jury of Un Certain Regard the 16-year-old protagonist, Victor Pad.
The beautiful Girl has appeared last week to one of the great discoveries of the festival. After the first screening was followed by a standing ovation of over ten minutes. Girl is co-produced by the Dutch company Topkapi Films. The camera work is also of a Dutchman, Frank van den Eeden. The sound design and mixing are done by the renowned Dutch company WarnierPosta Amsterdam.
The director is the 26-year-old Lukas Dhont, that Girl makes its debut. Distributor Cinemien brings Girl by the end of 2018 in the Dutch cinemas.