The Belgian filmmaker Raoul Servais, this evening an honorary Magritte for his entire career, during the ninth ceremony of the Magritte awards, the most important French-language film awards.
Raoul Servais, meanwhile, 90 years, made a reputation in both at home and abroad. He won the first Golden Palm ever for Belgium in Cannes, in Venice, the Golden Lion, and he is the inventor of the filmtechiek of the Servaisgrafie.
“He is a pioneer and I’m proud to have him tonight to reward. A master whose art the limits has been exceeded”, said the chairman of the Magritte Foundation, Charly Herscovici, who handed over the award.
In his acceptance speech referred Servais to two persons who on him a strong impression, have failed: André Delvaux, Belgian film director to whom the academy behind the Magrittes its name from. And to surrealist René Magritte. “I am the small bourgeois, that is the genius of the painted image and the imagination, much recognition is due. Because his work has given me an unusual world know which I would otherwise not exist had known.”