Zeno is the hero of Marguerite Yourcenar’s 1968 novel, L’œuvre au Noir (Translated into English by Grace Frick as The Abyss). Twenty years later in an adaptation for cinema by André Delvaux, it became the basis for a Gianmaria Volonté film.
Anna and VincentAnna Boch, painter and maecenas, buys at the Annual Salon des XX in Brussels in 1890, the only painting that Vincent Van Gogh sold during his lifetime. He dies the same year. Anna buys a second work. She acknowledges the importance of Van Gogh, when nobody else did. Both paintings hang in her studio. For years she paints in their shadow and struggles with Van Gogh’s genius, until she accepts her defeat and sells both works. They prevented her from painting. How to explain this impossible rivalry between a woman who didn’t leave big marks in the history of painting and a genius painter, now admired universally?
feel my love
When Memories fade, music remains
An intimate portrait of people, people with dementia. Over a period of four seasons we closely follow the residents of an extraordinary home 'House Perrekes'.'feel my love' is about loving and letting go. It is a film that looks beyond what is lost with wonder and lightness, carried by music.
For the first time ever, six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel's secret service agency, agree to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions.
Panda Farnana, a disturbing Congolese
Raised by an unmarried Female Belgian artist, Panda Farnana was the first Congolese with a higher education in Belgium at the time of King Leopold I. He became a visionary, virulent pamphletist and political activist. He was a Congolese nationalist but also a Belgian patriot. A man alone against the world, caught between two worlds.
Lone TwinTwins fascinate us. Romulus and Remus. Castor and Pollux. We cannot get enough of them. But what happens when one of them dies?
Panamarenko, The Magic of Art
Friend of Beuys and Broodthaers, Panamarenko is one of the most important contemporary Belgian artist. The film recreates his universe in real time following the artist during the creation of 3 major works and over time contextualizing him and his work in his career.
What would statues see if they could really see? Three statues, three kings, three myths in the heart of Brussels. Three different points of view on the city, on present and past, converge to form a ‘lieu de mémoires’.
Contact is a monthly ½ hour television magazine programme, sponsored by the Commission of the EU. The contract ran from 1997 – 2003. The audience reach of Contact Europe was around 300 million viewers. The programme was available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and international versions.
A hallucinating rooster tries to rescue his chickens out of the supermarket.
L'Homme qui voulait classer le monde
The visionary life of a Belgian utopian, Paul Otlet (1868-1944) who cultivated a strange sort of obsession: to classify, encode and unify all kinds of books and documents published in the world. Over the years, he and his staf would fill in 12 millions index cards. His classification system is regarded today as similar to the hypertext that enables us to navigate through the computer network. Few people today know the name of Paul Otlet, nor the terms Mundaneum or World City.
Seeing is believing
The political uses of the handicam and new technologies to document human rights abuses around the world.
The Gift of Dyslexia
The world as seen through the eyes of three dyslectics. Fasten your seatbelts.
Between Flora and Thalia: life in the St. Hubertus Gallery
A chronicle about life in the St. Hubertus Gallery, Brussels.
In Search of the African Queen
Every year, 4 million people cross international borders illegally. In Search of the African Queen that examines the harrowing, clandestine journey of 190 Sri Lankan Tamils seeking asylum in the industrialized world.
The Dead are Alive: Eyewitness in Rwanda
Based on the diary of award winning journalist Els De Temmerman, won both critical acclaim and commercial success. This was the first international film to examine the atrocities of the genocide. The film was shown on television across Europe, Japan, Australia and North America and won many international prizes.
Waiting for a Miracle
Communism was hell, but capitalism is even stranger. Six women in Prague tell their stories.
Power of the North
One of the earliest, feature length, "Rocumentaries" produced for MTV, this documentary is about the mega dam Quebecois wanted to build to power Europe and the USA and how the Cree needed to stop it.