CONNeXT line-up includes anticipated new films by Flanders filmmakers

Screen | 9/16/2019 | Staff
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The Broken Circle Breakdown and Tabula Rasa actress Veerle Baetens will pitch her directorial debut, The Melting, at the fourth edition of Flanders Image’s annual film and TV showcase CONNeXT (October 6-9).

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The Melting is adapted from Lize Spit’s novel about a woman looking back on one pivotal summer with the two boys who were her best friends in the small Flemish town of Bovenmeer.

CONNeXT invites international experts to Ghent to preview or screen features and TV series made in Flanders and Brussels. In past years, attendees have scouted films including Lukas Dhont’s lauded Girl.

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Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the directing duo who had a local hit with Gangsta and are now working on Sony’s Bad Boys for Life, will present their next Belgian film, Kawasaki.

Further films being pitched at project stage include nightclub drama Zillion by The Ardennes director Robin Pront; Baghdad Messi to be directed by Sahim Omar Kalifa and Kobe Van Steenberghe and based on their short of the same name; and family film Lilith & The Ghastly Brothers by Michael Van Ostade.

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For the first time this year, documentaries are included in the selection.

Feature works-in-progress to be presented are:

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Dir: Pieter Jan De Pue

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Dir: Lieven Van Baelen



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