Of now Wednesday to Saturday 30 June, the “first international film festival of Brussels place, at various locations in the city. The Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF) is taking over the reins of the BRFF, that this year due to a dichtgedraaide subsidy tap does not continue. The BRIFF focuses on both the Belgian and the European and international film. Guests of honour is Claudia Cardinale. The Italian actress ten films, from classics such as “Il Gattopardo” and “Once upon a time in the west” to less known acting.
With Flagey, UGC De Brouckère, Brussels, Les Galeries, and Pathé Palace is open almost all the major theatres of Brussels their doors to the many movies and competitions. Thus, there is a national competition for the quality and diversity of the Belgian film showing, a European competition that in the character of the discovery state and an international competition that future smashes such select.
In the international competition based around a series of films from the major festivals of Cannes, Berlin and Venice, spectators can meet with the twelve films that have not previously been shown in Belgium. They include not only future blockbusters, but also the personal favorites of a series of seasoned programmers.
That international dimension brings films from the USA, Brazil, France, Iran, Bulgaria and Russia. Well-known names: Matteo Garrone (author of “Gomorrah”, with his latest film “Dogman”), David Robert Mitchell (“It follows”, now with the thriller “Under the silver lake”), Christophe Honoré (“Les Biens-aimés”, on the BRIFF with “Plaire, aimer et courir vite”), Jason Reitman (director of “Juno”, his new film is called “Tully”) and Boris Khlebnikov (the charming “Koktebel”, in Brussels with “Arrythmia”).
The European liège, organized in cooperation with regisseursvereniging ARRF, is in the sign of a number of ambitious directors and high-quality, independent films “made in Europe”. Well-known names presents this competitiedeel not, but that may change soon.
Through the national selection can be public and professionals from all over the world (again) to meet with a black-and-yellow-and-red anthology of movies in the past six months in the cinema. That, among other things, the much-debated “Patser”, the Syria-drama “Insyriated” and “Carnivores” (Jérémie and Yannick Renier).