Normally, Sabzian lists upcoming Belgian premieres, releases and festivals every month. Due to the corona pandemic, Belgian theatres are closed. Premieres, releases and festivals have been being cancelled, postponed or are taking place online. The necessity of social distancing has also led to the creation of new virtual festivals and films otherwise unavailable have now been made accessible. Sabzian keeps a regularly updated list of initiatives to watch films or attend festivals online. The overview includes a section on the shifts and opportunities in Belgium.
Images from La nuit américaine (François Truffaut, 1973), Grass (Hong Sang-soo, 2018) and Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, 2016).