‘Girl’ is, not unexpectedly, the great Flemish slokop at the nominations for Les Magritte du Cinéma, which this year in Brussels on 2 February for the ninth time will be granted. In the category of Best Flemish Film of the internationally award-winning feature film debut of Lukas Dhont against ‘don’t Shoot’ by Stijn Coninx, ‘Patser’ by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah and ‘Angel’ by Koen Mortier. The nominations were today announced by the Académie André Delvaux, consisting of 870 professionals.
‘Girl’ also received nominations in the categories of screenplay, male lead, male supporting role, cinematography (D. O. P.), sound, costume, set design and assembly.
In total Magritte awards in 22 categories assigned.
This year in the category Best Film not biggest favourite, says the. It promises to be an exciting battle between striking fél variety of films as well as the community ‘Laissez bronzer les cadavres’, the hidden camera-movie ‘Mon Ket’, the Belgian banditry-drama ‘Tueurs’ or identifiable ‘Nos Batailles’. For those who ‘Girl’ in this list are missing: the Magritte for the Best Film is reserved for films from the French Community. The other categories are also open for international co-productions or outstanding interpretations of Belgian actors in foreign films.
In the past, it was often not so exciting: when we won most of the major tenors and prominent guests of the big film festivals a Magritte. That goes for Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne with “Deux jours, une nuit’ (2015), Joachim Lafosse’s “A perdre la raison’ (2013), Bouli Lanners ‘Les premiers, les derniers’ (2017) and Jaco Van Dormael with “Le Tout Nouveau Testament” (2016).
Also a lot of Flemish people were the previous editions of a Magritte, the air plug. Former winners Michaël R. Roskam (‘Bullhead’), Stijn Coninx (‘Marina’) and Fien Troch (‘Kid’, and ‘Home’) all received a Magritte for best Flemish film.
But also in the other categories Flemings or even the prices. Last year, Peter Van den Begin with his performance in ‘the King of the Belgians’. Previously won Wim Willaert, Matthias Schoenaerts and Veerle Baetens.
Les Magritte du Cinéma is an initiative of the French Community in cooperation with the film industry. The first edition dates back to February 2011.