News 30 OCT 2012

Preview of Belgian Oscar entry "Our Children"

This preview of the Belgium's entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Oscars will take place on Friday, November 9th, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.


Q&A with Director Joachim Lafosse and Producer Jacques-Henri Bronckart and Belgian beer reception to follow!

Our children (A Perdre La Raison)
Mureille and Mounir are madly in love. Since his childhood, the young man has lived with Doctor Pinget, who ensures he wants for nothing. When Mounir and Murielle decide to get married and have kids, the couple’s dependence on the doctor becomes excessive. Murielle thus finds herself trapped in a stifling emotional environment that insidiously leads the family towards a tragic.


GRIT AND WHIMSY III: THE BEST OF RECENT BELGIAN CINEMA

Presented by the Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles, in cooperation with Flanders Image and Wallonie Bruxelles Images, with the support of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America).


Over the past two decades, Belgian cinema has risen to prominence in the international filmmaking arena, boasting richly diverse films that consistently garner critical praise and worldwide anticipation. From the unsettling but still urgently relevant MAN BITES DOG to the quirky and vibrant tale of identity mix-up in TOTO THE HERO, the monumental saga DAENS and the Oscar nominated films EVERYBODY FAMOUS, BULLHEAD and A CAT IN PARIS, and the string of critically-lauded dramatic works by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (with the recently acclaimed THE KID WITH A BIKE), the Belgian film industry Has proven its dexterity in tone and its originality in aesthetic.

Grit and Whimsy is the monthly Belgian film series, organized by the Consulate General of Belgium, in partnership with the American Cinemathèque.