Born in Ghent, Belgium, on 24 July 1964, he appeared in a Broadway musical in his teens.
Studied literature and drama in Ghent and began writing his first theatre reviews for “De Morgen” at the age of 21. He later worked as a radio and television journalist and made his first forays into directing. His 2002 novel “Niets Was Alles Wat Hij Zei” was a huge success.
Ben X is
his first film as a director.
(Source: Berlin Film Festival)