The Belgian-French drama “Kursk”, about the disaster with the eponymous Russian submarine in 2000, will be on show at the Film Fest Gent. That announces the film festival. In total program of the film festival ten titles with Belgian talent, of which there are six in world premiere will be in October.
Director Thomas Vinterberg, also known as ‘Festen’ and ‘Jagten’, shows up in ‘Kursk’ the final hours of a Russian submarine in 2000 with the entire crew to the bottom of the Barents sea sank. The passengers are played by actors Matthias Schoenaerts and actress Lea Seydoux.
The 45th edition of the festival has on her poster all ten movies with a Belgian link. So goes ‘The Gang of Jan de Light’ in world premiere, a new historical series about the 18th century are still Jan The Light with Matteo Simoni. Also in world premiere, the autobiographical ‘Driver’, about cyclist Felix that his career is compromised see if his body responds well to stimulants.
Director Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud says ‘Fatwa’, about a French-Tunisian father who discovers that the death of his son seems to have with his interest for the jihad. Also ‘Over Water’ by Tom Lenaerts, Paul Baeten Gronda and Norman Bates for the first time at the Ghent film festival. There, the former television star John Beckers of his wife a last chance to get his life in order. But when in the port of Antwerp starts to work, he comes into contact with the dangerous world of drug.
The 45th Film Fest Gent runs from 9 to 19 October.