The biographical film, “Loro”, about the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, Belgian premiere at Film Fest Gent. It reports the festival. Also the first English-language film from French director Jacques Audiard, ‘The Sisters Brothers’ is on the poster for the 45th edition.
‘Loro’ is a two-part biography of film director Paolo Sorrentino (“La grande bellezza”) about the businessmen and faithful by whom the roman politician allowed himself to be surround when he in 2009 for the third time prime minister of Italy. The knew the film in Italy no striking commercial success but was also not blameless. Berlusconi came, among others, discredited by the famous “Bunga Bunga”-seksfeestjes. He was, for a long time, even in the last elections, no candidate. The former prime minister suggested his villa’s open for the movies. For the international audience is a modified version mounted on the Ghent film festival will be shown.
Even on the poster: the quirky western “The Sisters Brothers’, the first English-language film from Jacques Audiard, starring as Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly.
Casey Affleck and Robert Redford are seen in ‘The Old Man and the Gun’ of indie-director David Lowery. The film is a misdaadkomedie about a criminal who is frequently out of prisons manages to escape, and to a rooftocht begins.
Just like last year, the film festival attention to the refugees, by director Christian Petzold in ‘Transit’ is touched. ‘Driver’ of old-cyclist Kenneth Mercken will have its world premiere experience at the closing of the Explore Zone, the youth competition of the festival.
The film festival opens on 9 October with the ‘Girl’ from director Lukas Dhont.