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Berlinale 2024: Several French-speaking Belgian films selected!

The renowned German festival will notably feature the world premieres of "Oiseau de passage" and "Un invincible été"!

The 2024 program of the Berlin International Film Festival has been unveiled! Once again, it proves to be extensive, and festivalgoers will have a plethora of choices among the numerous films spread across various sections (Competition, Panorama, Generation, Encounters, Forum, Berlinale Shorts, etc.).

First and foremost, let's highlight Arnaud Dufeys' short film Un invincible été, produced by Makintosh Films, in the Generation 14plus selection. Generation, a section established in 1978, is dedicated to young audiences and adolescents, with two competitions: Generation Kplus for children and Generation 14plus for teenagers.

Alone at home, by the pool and bored to death, Clément (16) swipes through guy's profiles on Grindr. Determined to lose his virginity, he lies about his age, finds Naël (24). The time draws near, and Clément rushes things. But it's through the discovery of a body completely different from Naël's that Clément will grow up.

Victor Dupuis' short film Oiseau de passage, produced by Médiadiffusion, will be included in the Berlinale Shorts. This section welcomes all genres, styles, and subjects. Films presented in Berlinale Shorts offer new cinematic perspectives and pave the way for the future of cinema.

While Rémy is recording sounds in the forest, the mysterious song of a bird catches his attention.

Finally, let's applaud the selection of Camping du lac by Eléonore Saintagnan, produced by Michigan Films, which is chosen for the Critics' Week, a parallel section of the Berlinale. The film premiered last August at Locarno, where it received recognition.

Éléonore drives west. Her car breaks down in the middle of Brittany, France. She rents a bungalow there in a camping with a view of the lake, in which, it is said, lives a legendary beast. From mobile home to mobile home, she observes the present, summons the past and lets herself be invaded by fiction.

Let's also note the presence of two Belgian co-productions:
Tongo Saa by Nelson Makengo (produced by Twenty Nine Studio & Production in Belgium and sold internationally by Square Eyes) is selected in the Panorama Dokumente section and nominated among 20 documentaries for the Belinale Documentary Award.
L'Empire by Bruno Dumont (produced by Novak Prod in Belgium and sold internationally by Memento) is selected in Competition of the festival.
Both films will have their world premiere at the Berlinale.

Mark your calendars for Berlin from February 15 to 25, 2024!


Camping du lac

Éléonore Saintagnan

Feature film / Fiction

Wandering Bird

Victor Dupuis

Short film / Fiction

Invincible Summer

Arnaud Dufeys

Short film / Fiction

Rising up at night

Nelson Makengo

Feature film / Documentary