The Power of Belgian Cinema

La captive (Chantal Akerman, 2000)

From 20 February until 14 May, Cinema RITCS (with the support of Universitaire Associatie Brussel (UAB)), presents ‘The Power of Belgian Cinema’, an assortment of 11 lectures in English by 11 Belgian film scholars on important movements, films, filmmakers in the moving history of Belgian cinema. Every Tuesday evening, each lecture is followed by a filmscreening and a short Q&A with an invited film scholar of director. 

The program kicks off with a lecture on Belgian Cult Cinema, accompanied by a screening of Harry Kümel’s Malpertuis (1972). Some other works include the magic realist cinema of André Delvaux with The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1965), Chantal Akerman's La captive (2000), and a few short art films of Charles Dekeukeleire, Henri Storck and Luc de Heusch. More information on the full program here.

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