Go to content

"Love according to Dalva" wins the Youth Jury Prize at the Tübingen-Stuttgart Film Festival

Emmanuelle Nicot's film "Love according to Dalva" has won the youth jury prize at the Tübingen Stuttgart International French Film Festival. The programme of this 39th edition screened some fifteen French-language Belgian productions, including many titles presented as part of a Wallonia-Brussels Focus and a retrospective dedicated to Fabrice Du Welz.

For its 39th edition, the Tübingen Stuttgart Francophone Film Festival spotlights French-language Belgian titles. This Focus offers a true panorama of French language Belgian feature films, from all cinematographic genres. Among the titles screened are the latest production by director François Pirot, Ailleurs si j'y suis (produced by Tarantula Belgique), On the Edge (produced by Frakas Productions) by Giordano Gederlini, Habib la grande aventure by Benoît Mariage (Daylight Films), Mégalomaniac by Karim Ouelhaj (produced by Okayss) and The Last Temptation of the Belgians by Jan Bucquoy. On the documentary side, we find Amélie van Elmbt & Maya Duverdier's film Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea hotel (produced by Clin d'oeil films) as well as Patric Jean's latest film Icarus Balance (produced by Iota Production). 

In addition to this Focus, there is also a retrospective dedicated to Belgian director Fabrice Du Welz. From his first feature films in the early 2000s, with The Ordeal (produced by Le Parti Production) and Vinyan (produced by One Eyed), to Alleluia (produced by Le Parti Production) in the 2010s, not forgetting his latest features Adoration (produced by Panique!) and Inexorable (produced by Frakas Productions), the retrospective looks back at the Brussels-born director’s outstanding career.

Also of note is Emmanuelle Nicot's first feature film, Love according to Dalva, produced by Hélicotronc, which is in international competition. Another selection for this feature film, which continues along its path of successes since being awarded the Fipresci prize after screening during Critics' week at Cannes. 

On the feature film side, there are also two Wallonia-Brussels productions in the international competition: Troubled Waters by Emmanuelle Huynh produced by Wrong Men and Au circuit by Olivier Van Malderghem produced by Les Films Maelström. 

It is an impressive selection for French-language Belgian cinema, completed by four co-productions: The Blue Caftan by Maryam Touzani (Velvet Films), Close by Lukas Dhont (Versus Production), Rouge by Farid Bentoumi (Les Films du Fleuve) and the short film Les liaisons foireuses by Chloé Alliez & Violette Delvoye (Zorobabel). 

The 39th edition of the Tübingen Stuttgart Francophone Film Festival took place from 2 to 9 November.


Let's get lost

François Pirot

Feature film / Fiction

On the Edge

Giordano Gederlini

Feature film / Fiction

Dreaming Walls

Amélie van Elmbt and Maya Duverdier

Feature film / Documentary


Benoît Mariage

Feature film / Fiction


Karim Ouelhaj

Feature film / Fiction

La dernière tentation des Belges

Jan Bucquoy

Feature film / Fiction

Icarus Balance

Patric Jean

Feature film / Documentary


Fabrice du Welz

Feature film / Fiction


Fabrice du Welz

Feature film / Fiction